I've gained a level in my character class.
The Academic Level Progression
1 Graduate Student
2 All But Dissertation
4 Assistant Professor
6 Associate Professor
7 Full Professor
8 Endowed Chair/Distinguished Professor
9 Professor Emeritus
As of today, I am level 5! (and expect to hear about level 6 in a couple of weeks).
This makes me a higher level academic than Indiana Jones who, understandably, was denied tenure.