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.

Associate Professor

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.   Consistent record of excellence in the expectations outlined in the offer letter.

  • Research:  Documented record of excellence in research, or in research support activities, as outlined in the letter of offer or position statement.

Scholarship:  Publication of original substantive work in peer reviewed journals is encouraged but not required unless stated in the position statement. Bibliography must  document the candidate’s contribution to middle authored papers.

Reputation:  Leadership in local, regional and national scientific affairs by active and ongoing participation in committee, program, and/or governing boards and supported by letters from internal and external referees.

Professor

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

  • 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 .

Scholarship:  Substantial record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is required.  Editorship of textbooks, monographs.

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