I. Full-time Faculty
Given its humanistic and interdisciplinary character, in IPHS books (monographs or otherwise) and/or scholarly articles are the most important modes of scholarly publication. However, creative writing, significant reviews in nationally recognized journals, and publication in edited collections (e.g., Festschrift) are noteworthy as well. Hence, it is our belief that a candidate for tenure and promotion should be seriously working on a book project. However, while desirable, we do not believe that a candidate for re-appointment or tenure must have a published book. Rather, a serious commitment to working on a book (or comparable scholarly project) ought to be clearly evidenced by the time of the second re-appointment review, and, for tenure, to have issued in published form in nationally recognized journal articles and/or edited collections. In certain circumstances, an as yet unpublished manuscript under serious and documented review for publication, would also be acceptable.
With regard to promotion to full professor, we expect a book project (or its equivalent) to have been completed and accepted for publication.
We think it is both prudent and appropriate that faculty whose positions are divided between IPHS and other departments should be held to the criteria of their respective disciplines. (See section 2.4.5 of the Faculty Handbook on review procedures for joint appointments.)
III. Program Culture
Given its uniqueness, both substantively (i.e., its interdisciplinarity) and structurally (integrated lectures, seminars, and tutorials) and the peculiar labor intensity this entails, IPHS is emphatically committed to Kenyon's profession of teaching excellence as its sine qua non. Thus, while publication is both necessary and expected it is by no means in itself sufficient to assure re-appointment or tenure.