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-M.D. specialists; credentialed by the Clinical Staff Office and a major commitment to teaching and clinical service.   A detailed position description or letter of offer with expectations is critical to evaluate for promotion.  Time allocation:  100% clinical activity and/or medical education.  Protected time for scholarly activity is not required.

Associate Professor

ABMS Board certification in primary specialty or discipline. Academic non-tenure-track faculty who hold professorial rank at the level of assistant professor or above are eligible for promotion upon completing the sixth year of their appointment. Sustained excellence in meeting expectations of the position statement.

Documented excellence in one of the following domains:

  • Patient care:  Clinical skills, clinical innovations, clinical research and/or programs that are locally and/or regionally distinctive; programs that measurably improve patient outcomes.
  • Education:  Evidence of excellence in training, teaching, and advising of undergraduate, medical and graduate students, residents, clinical and postdoctoral research fellows, and colleagues; as evidenced by recognition through the Academy of Distinguished Educators, formal awards, local and regional invited lectures, participation in symposia, professional society programs and CME courses and national teaching award.

Scholarship: Is encouraged but not required unless stated in the position statement. Original work, case reports, case series, and/or educational materials. Textbook author or editor. Scholarship of application and teaching should be documented.

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

Professor

Board certified in primary specialty or discipline. Academic non-tenure-track faculty who hold professorial rank at the level of assistant professor or above are eligible for promotion upon completing the sixth year of their appointment.

Sustained excellence in one domain:

  • Patient care:  Clinical skills, clinical innovations, clinical research and/or programs that are locally and/or regionally distinctive; programs that measurably improve patient outcomes.
  • Education:  Evidence of continued excellence in training, teaching, and advising of undergraduate, medical and graduate students, residents, clinical and postdoctoral research fellows, and colleagues; as evidenced by recognition through formal awards, the Academy of Distinguished Educators, local and regional invited lectures, and participation in symposia, professional society programs and CME courses.

Scholarship: Substantial scholarship is required.  Original work, case series, and/or educational materials.  Textbook author or editor.  Scholarship of application and teaching should be documented.

Reputation: Distinctive national recognition 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.