Clinical Faculty

Clinical Faculty

Criteria for appointment and promotion; tenure-ineligible

Assistant Professor

A doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) with successful completion of a postgraduate training program; ABMS board certification or equivalent (e.g. Royal College) or board eligibility in a clinical discipline or the equivalent for non-MD specialists; credentialed by the Clinical Staff Office and a major commitment to clinical care.

A detailed position description or letter of offer with expectations is critical to evaluate for promotion. Time allocation: Majority of time devoted to clinical activity.

Associate Professor

A doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) with successful completion of a postgraduate training program; ABMS board certification or equivalent (e.g. Royal College) in a clinical discipline.

Academic general faculty members who hold professorial rank at the level of assistant professor are eligible for promotion upon completing the sixth year of their appointment. Excellence in meeting expectations of the position statement.

Documented excellence in patient care or education:

  • Patient care: Clinical skills, innovations, research and/or programs that are locally and/or regionally distinctive; programs that measurably improve patient outcomes. Recognition through formal awards. Documentation of performance metrics should be provided.
  • Education: Evidence of excellence in training, teaching, and advising of undergraduate, medical or graduate students, residents, clinical or postdoctoral research fellows, or colleagues; as evidenced by teaching evaluations and recognition through formal awards, election to honorary educational societies, local or regional invited lectures and symposia, participation in workshops, professional society programs, and Continuing Medical Education courses.

Scholarship: Published scholarship is encouraged but not required. Local and regional impact on a clinical field or an area of education, evidenced by dissemination of innovative and/or original work in the mission area. Presentations at meetings, creation and presentation of workshops to advance the skills of colleagues, participation in working groups producing reports, recommendations, position papers, or guidelines. Original work, case reports, case series, and/or educational materials. Textbook author or editor.

Reputation: Regional reputation as an expert clinician, consultant and/or medical educator supported by letters from internal and external referees.

Service: Contribution in service to the department, School of Medicine, Health System, University, community and/or to professional boards and organizations.

Professor

ABMS Board certification in primary specialty or discipline, or equivalent for non-MD specialties, is required.

Academic general faculty who hold professorial rank at the level of associate professor are eligible for promotion upon completing the sixth year of their appointment.

Sustained excellence in patient care or education:

  • Patient care: Clinical skills, innovations, research and/or programs that are locally and/or regionally distinctive; programs that measurably improve patient outcomes. Recognition through formal awards. Documentation of performance metrics should be provided.
  • Education: Sustained excellence in training, teaching, and advising of undergraduate, medical or graduate students, residents, clinical or postdoctoral research fellows, or colleagues; as evidenced by teaching evaluations and recognition through formal awards, election to honorary educational societies, invited lectures and symposia, leadership in workshops, professional society programs, and/or Continuing Medical Education courses.

Scholarship: Substantial scholarship with peer review and national dissemination is required. Published scholarship is encouraged but not required. Presentations of original and innovative work at regional and national meetings, creation and presentation of workshops to advance the skills of colleagues, participation in working groups producing reports, recommendations, position papers, or guidelines. Publication of original work, case series, and/or educational materials. Textbook author or editor.

Reputation: Established national reputation as evidenced by invited society memberships, participation in major society committees and programs, formal awards, major invited lectures and supported by letters from internal and external referees.

Service: Contribution in service to the department, School of Medicine, Health System, University, community and/or to professional boards and organizations.