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Feinberg School of Medicine Faculty Promotion and Tenure Program May 2014.

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1 Feinberg School of Medicine Faculty Promotion and Tenure Program May 2014

2 FSM Faculty Career Tracks Your career track determines the criteria by which you are evaluated for reappointment and promotion. FSM Faculty Affairs Office: Promotion Criteria: Investigator Track (tenure track; 2 pathways) Scientist Physician-Scientist Clinician-Educator Track (non-tenure; choose 2 of 4 domains) Clinical Impact and Recognition Teaching and Education Original Research Health Services Management Research Track (non-tenure)

3 FSM Faculty Ranks & Career Tracks Assistant Professor Associate Professor Professor Instructor Assistant Professor Associate Professor Professor Research Assistant Professor Research Associate Professor Research Professor Research Track Investigator Track Clinician-Educator Track (full-time, part-time, or contributed services) Regular Faculty Appointments Faculty-Level Research Appointments

4 Investigator Track Expectations Scientist Pathway For scientists without clinical or service responsibilities Most effort directed towards original, independent research Teach graduate or medical students Physician-Scientist Pathway Physicians or other healthcare professionals who devote the majority of their effort to original, independent research Typically have limited clinical and/or service responsibilities Teach graduate or medical students, residents, and fellows

5 Clinician-Educator Track Expectations MDs with significant clinical responsibilities PhDs or other professional degrees with significant clinical responsibilities (e.g., psychologists, physical therapists, etc.) PhDs who provide expertise important for the education and research missions of the institution but are unlikely to establish an independently- funded research program; likely to serve primarily as a co-investigator on multiple grants (e.g., biostatisticians, bioinformaticists, etc.) and/or have significant teaching responsibilities.

6 Career Track Procedural Issues Switching Career Tracks Tenure-eligible Assistant Professors can switch tracks, but this should be done no less than 3 years prior to the end of their probationary period Tenure Clock Probationary period for tenure on the Investigator track is 9 years

7 Promotion & Tenure for Investigators Associate Professor (pages 8-9, 11-13) Generally requires at least 6 years in the rank of Assistant Professor Likelihood of continuing to perform high impact research Successful in obtaining external funding to support research Publish innovative, original research in peer-reviewed journals (first or last author) Evidence of significant external recognition Evidence of excellence in research training and professional education Continued participation in clinical programs of the medical school (for those on physician scientist path) Service contributions to the school or University

8 Promotion & Tenure for Investigators Professor (pages 8-9, 12-13) Generally at least 5 yrs in rank of associate professor with record of outstanding performance Continue to maintain a high impact research program Continue to obtain external funding Continue to publish innovative, original research in peer- reviewed journals (first or last author) Evidence of highest forms of external recognition Record of effective research training, mentoring and professional education Continued participation in clinical programs of the Medical School (for those on physician scientist path) Scholarly leadership in research and education Service contributions to the school or University

9 Promotion for Clinician-Educators Associate Professor (pages 9-10, 13-16) Minimum of six years at the assistant professor level, except in unusual circumstances Sustained pattern of excellence and impact in two promotable categories that has resulted in significant regional recognition of achievements Professor (pages 10, 14-16) Minimum of five years at the associate professor level, except in unusual circumstances Multiple contributions in two promotable areas with a substantial impact in the field that have resulted in national/international recognition of achievements

10 Achievement in Clinician-Educator Domain Areas

11 What is External Professional Recognition? Prizes and Awards Elected to scientific or professional societies and organizations Invited to serve as a visiting or endowed professor Selected to plan or lead symposia, conferences, or professional society programs or workshops Appointed to scientific or medical peer-review bodies (e.g., study sections) Appointed to scientific, medical or government advisory or regulatory bodies Appointed or elected to membership on governing councils or as an officer of scientific, government or professional organizations Appointed to editorial boards or as editor Invited to deliver talks at national meetings or other institutions

12 Promotion and Tenure Timeline Candidate and department prepare dossier (May-Aug 2014) Promotion dossier due to FSM Faculty Affairs Office (Sept-Oct 2014) APT Committee and Deans review candidates (Oct 2014-April 2015) Provost reviews candidates (May-June 2015), with final decision communicated in early summer Promotion / tenure decisions take effect September 1 May 2014Sept 2015

13 Creating Your Promotion Dossier Years ahead Begin to identify referees Develop work products consistent with career track expectations Ongoing Update CV and document accomplishments Develop portfolio Regularly update NU Faculty Profile Months ahead Write personal statement

14 Whats New? New and Updated Forms Documentation of Teaching (pages 29-30) Critical References (pages 31-32) Candidate Referee List (page 33) Promotion Dossier Requirements The Documentation of Teaching and Critical References forms are now required for promotion to Assistant Professor Candidates referee list must be rank ordered and indicate the candidates relationship to each referee

15 Promotion & Tenure Process: Investigators

16 Promotion Process: Clinician-Educators

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18 Promotion for Research Faculty Research Associate Professor (pages 11, 16-17) Typically spend at least 5-6 yrs in rank of Research Assistant Professor Record of outstanding collaborative and/or independent scientific work Publish in peer-reviewed journals (some as first author) Obtain external research funding as PI or co-I Patents and licenses Coherent body of research accomplishments External professional recognition Election to membership in scientific societies Awards, invited lectures, and participation in symposia at scientific meetings Leadership role in local or regional scientific meetings For research faculty engaged in research support (e.g., core directors), the extent to which these activities contribute to research excellence within the medical school shall be considered, especially the establishment of new research support facilities of demonstrated excellence

19 Promotion for Research Faculty Research Professor (pages 11, 16-17) In rank as Associate Professor for at least 5 years Record of excellence in independent and original research Publish innovative, original research in peer-reviewed journals (some as first or senior author) as well as reviews and chapters Generally have obtained external research funding as PI Patents and licenses External professional recognition Membership on editorial boards, study sections, and/or advisory groups Named lectureships, awards, or participation in (inter)national symposia, courses, etc. Leadership roles in regional or national professional scientific organizations Membership in prestigious societies, participation in major society committees and programs, formal awards and major invited lectures For research faculty engaged in research support, the extent to which these activities contribute to research excellence and the recognition the research faculty member has attained at the regional, national, and international level shall be considered. Contributions to excellence in research may be evidenced by: Establishing new research support activities that enhance the research capabilities of NU External letters or letters from NU investigators or administrative officials attesting to the contributions to advance individual research programs or general research excellence at NU

20 Promotion Process: Research Faculty

21 Feinberg School of Medicine Thank you! William L. Lowe, Jr., MD Vice Dean for Academic Affairs


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