Research Support

Research Faculty, Research Support

Criteria for appointment and promotion; tenure-ineligible

Assistant Professor

A doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent) and at least two years of post- doctoral training in an area of study appropriate to the duties detailed in the letter of offer. A detailed position description or letter of offer with expectations is critical to establish criteria for promotion.  Time allocation: Majority of time devoted to research activity.

Associate Professor

Academic general faculty who hold professorial rank at the level of assistant professor are eligible for promotion upon completing the sixth year of their appointment. Consistent record of excellence in the expectations outlined in the offer letter

Documented excellence in research:

  • Research: Documented record of excellence in research, or in research support activities, as outlined in the letter of offer or position statement. Substantial and critical contributions in team or collaborative science projects (with funded effort on external grants). Development of intellectual property is recognized.

Scholarship: Publication of original substantive work in peer-reviewed journals is encouraged but not required unless stated in the position statement. For team science, publications as middle author with significant contribution in collaborative projects are also recognized. Award of patents

Reputation: Developing regional and national reputation in scientific affairs by active and ongoing participation in symposia, professional society programs, and supported by letters from internal and external referees.

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

Professor

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 record of excellence, the demonstration of substantial scholarship, and achievement of national/international recognition.

Sustained excellence in research:

  • Research: Sustained record of excellence in research, or research support activities, and the extent to which these activities contribute to the research capabilities and enhancement at the University of Virginia. Substantial and critical contributions in team or collaborative science projects (with funded effort on external grants). Development of intellectual property is recognized.

Scholarship: Substantial record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is required. For team science, publications as middle author with significant contribution in collaborative projects are recognized. Authorship of monographs and chapters, or editorship of textbooks, as well as the award of patents, is recognized.

Reputation: Established national and international reputation for research contributions supported by letters from external referees, service on grant review panels, editorial boards of journals recognized in the faculty member’s field, or national/international advising boards, or leadership in professional societies governing boards.

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