The CHS track faculty member contributes to the SMPH’s missions through a scholarly approach to patient care, teaching and/or research. Clinical activity requires demonstration of outstanding clinical performance combined with an in-depth commitment to furthering the knowledge base of practitioners in the region or nation. Clinical duties, which are primary and typically comprise at least 50% of the faculty member’s effort, include provision of care to patients at UW Health or other locations, providing oversight of students and trainees in clinical settings within the academic health center, providing oversight, direction and training of other clinical practitioners in a clinical or community-based health care setting, and/ or leading efforts in areas such as comparative effectiveness, public health or biomedical informatics. The CHS faculty member will have an active role in the training/education of medical students, residents or other learners in a clinical or public health discipline. Consistent with the individual’s background, this position may pursue independent research as well as collaborate with other established researchers. CHS appointees generally will have the MD, PhD, or other terminal degree in the discipline in which they are appointed.
The faculty member is expected to develop a unique or exceptional teaching program and to establish an external reputation for her/his program. It is useful to distinguish two kinds of teaching:
- (a) clinical teaching - may involve lecture, demonstration, one-on-one teaching in a clinical or community-based setting, and postgraduate and continuing education service, service as a clerkship director, or management of a residency program
- (b) classroom teaching - may include lectures, seminars, laboratories, discussion sections, workshops, and service as a course director
Research efforts may include but are not limited to bench science (not typical),clinical trials, epidemiological studies, community-based research programs, comparative effectiveness studies, or collaborative research in clinicalmedicalbioinformatics, community health intervention studies.
Service to the department, school, university, and medical community regionally or nationally is expected.
Representative Position Descriptions
Typical CHS faculty role:
- Clinical duties, which are primary, include provision of care to patients at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics or other locations, providing oversight of students and trainees in clinical settings within the academic health center, providing oversight, direction and training of other clinical practitioners in a clinical setting, and/or providing leadership in the area of clinical training and clinical care. Consistent with the individual’s background, this position will pursue independent clinical research efforts as well as collaborations with other established researchers on the UW campus. The successful applicant will have an active role in the training/education of medical students and residents. The new recruit will give presentations at various hospitals and medical centers throughout the state.
Typical CHS Faculty Role with Leadership Responsibilities
- Facilitate and lead a program which ensures an organized and efficient Section including responsibility for development and maintenance of budgets and funds. The individual will be a clinical and academic leader of the department to include full-time faculty, students, residents, and volunteer faculty. This position will oversee faculty practice at outreach sites and community clinics promoting quality programs and clinical care delivery. The individual will develop regional and community relationships, participate in a group practice including supervising residents and medical students, and be involved with academic teaching and training. This position will promote an academic focus on clinical programs, as well as promote and facilitate Continuing Medical Education. This position will also foster research within the Section to include individual and collaborative research. This position will be responsible for faculty appointments, volunteer faculty appointments, and promotions of faculty.
- UWSMPH CV Template - This Document contains a curriculum vitae template for CHS track faculty outlining the information and accomplishments necessary to build a personal CV.
- For detailed information, checklists, and forms on promotion, visit the Overview of Faculty Tracks.
- For more information on specific track guidelines, see Faculty Roles.