Instructional Faculty

Instructional Faculty, Volunteer 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 if appropriate.  For clinicians, ABMS board certification or equivalent or board eligibility; credentialed by the Clinical Staff office and a major commitment to teaching and clinical service.  For non-clinicians, training in an area of study appropriate to the duties detailed in the letter of offer.  A detailed position statement or letter of offer with expectations is critical to establish criteria for promotion.

Associate Professor

If serving as a clinical preceptor, board certification in primary specialty or discipline required.

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 education:

  • Education: Sustained record of excellence in medical education, or medical education support activities, and the extent to which these activities contribute to the educational capabilities and enhancement at the University of Virginia.  Examples of activities demonstrating excellence include:
    • Superior teaching evaluations, documented over a period of five to eight years by standardized assessment measures
    • Documentation of activity as a role model or mentor (i.e., number of students advised); participation as Clinical Performance Development (CPD) small group leader, receipt of an outstanding preceptor award.
    • Participating in curriculum development, curriculum assessment, or curriculum modification.
    • Demonstration of style, effectiveness, knowledge, compassion, and other characteristics of an excellent practitioner.
    • Active participation on School of Medicine educational or curriculum committees; participation on a local, state, or national level in professional societies (i.e. program chair for a society); providing consultation, technical assistance, or program evaluation.

Scholarship: Encouraged but not required, unless stated in the position statement.  Scholarship of application and teaching should be documented, if applicable.

Reputation: Regional recognition as medical educator and supported by letters from internal and external referees.

Professor

If serving as a clinical preceptor, board certification in primary specialty or discipline is required.

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.

Documented excellence in education:

  • Education: Sustained record of excellence in medical education, or medical education support activities, and the extent to which these activities contribute to the educational capabilities and enhancement at the University of Virginia.  Examples of activities demonstrating excellence include:
    • Superior teaching evaluations, documented over a period of five to eight years by standardized assessment measures
    • Documentation of activity as a role model or mentor (i.e., number of students advised); participation as Clinical Performance Development (CPD) small group leader, receipt of an outstanding preceptor award.
    • Participating in curriculum development, curriculum assessment, or curriculum modification.
    • Demonstration of style, effectiveness, knowledge, compassion, and other characteristics of an excellent practitioner.
    • Active participation on School of Medicine educational or curriculum committees; participation on a local, state, or national level in professional societies (i.e. program chair for a society); providing consultation, technical assistance, or program evaluation.

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, if applicable.

Reputation: National and international reputation as an educator recognized by professional societies, editorial boards, governing boards, named lectureships, and supported by letters from internal and external referees.