Associate Professors

We suggest that users interpret the lower tercile mean (highlighted below) as a reasonable proxy for a minimally acceptable research record or hurdle for a given portfolio of schools. This threshold allows room for the fact that some candidates may be promoted despite relatively low research productivity (e.g., because they demonstrated exceptional potential or value in non-research areas), but it also recognizes that, by definition, the large majority of candidates promoted have research records exceeding this metric.
  Publications*
  # of Prof Minimum
Tercile
Maximum
Top 3 Through Top 6 Through Top Business Through Top 15 Through Top 25 All
Schools 1-15 1 Overall minimum 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 9.0
6 Lower tercile mean 2.2 2.7 2.8 3.5 3.8 8.0
7 Middle tercile mean 4.1 4.9 5.4 6.1 6.3 7.4
7 Upper tercile mean 5.7 7.1 8.6 8.9 9.3 11.1
1 Overall maximum 7.0 †7.0 11.0 11.0 12.0 12.0
Schools 16-30 1 Overall minimum 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0
8 Lower tercile mean 2.1 2.4 2.4 2.9 2.9 4.1
8 Middle tercile mean 3.0 3.3 4.0 4.3 4.4 5.0
8 Upper tercile mean 4.3 5.0 5.9 6.9 7.4 9.6
1 Overall maximum 6.0 8.0 10.0 11.0 14.0 26.0
Schools 31-45 1 Overall minimum 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 8.0
8 Lower tercile mean 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.8 4.1 7.8
7 Middle tercile mean 3.1 3.3 3.4 6.0 6.4 7.9
8 Upper tercile mean 4.0 5.6 5.8 7.4 7.9 9.4
1 Overall maximum 5.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 10.0
Schools 46-60 1 Overall minimum 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 17.0
7 Lower tercile mean 0.6 1.0 1.0 3.1 3.7 †9.4
7 Middle tercile mean 1.6 2.8 3.0 5.0 5.4 6.6
8 Upper tercile mean 2.9 3.4 4.1 5.1 5.4 6.6
1 Overall maximum 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 7.0
Schools 61-75 1 Overall minimum 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 †5.0 6.0
4 Lower tercile mean 0.8 0.8 0.8 3.3 4.8 7.3
5 Middle tercile mean 1.0 2.4 2.4 3.4 4.2 5.2
4 Upper tercile mean 2.8 4.0 4.0 5.0 5.3 8.5
1 Overall maximum 5.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
Professors inside each university ranking portfolio of 15 schools were ranked in descending order by number of publications in the "Through Top Business" category, followed by the totals in the "Through Top 15" category, and so forth to the "All Other Publications" category. The first and last professor publication totals resulting from the ordering are listed under minimum and maximum. The ranking portfolio was then divided into three equal groups (0 to 33 percent, 34 to 66 percent, and 67 to 100 percent) and the average for each of these terciles is reported.
*Publication totals are cumulative through columns (i.e., Through Top Business includes Top 3 and Through Top 6).