The tenure track faculty member contributes to the research, educational, and service missions of the department.
The faculty member is expected to develop and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program as evidenced by extramural research support; invitations to speak at national or international conferences; invitations to participate as visiting professor; invitations to prepare books, chapters, or reviews; service on editorial boards or as an officer in a national or international professional society; awards or honors—regional, national or international; appointment to governmental review panels or committees; and/or appointments to major committees of national professional societies.
Potential educational roles include didactic instruction; clinical instruction; supervision of medical students, graduate students, residents, or undergraduate students; mentoring of postdoctoral trainees; new course development; development of innovative approaches to teaching, service as a director of a major course or training program; published textbooks, syllabi, or articles on educational research; and a scholarly approach to patient care. Service to the department, school, university, and academic community nationally or internationally is expected.
Clinician faculty are expected to participate in clinical practice as part of the department’s service mission.
Typical assistant professor role:
- Establish an independent research program. Pursue and obtain extramural funding for research program. Participate in departmental educational activities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Serve on faculty committees within the department, university, community and profession.
- Provide leadership in education and clinical care. Serve as PI of an NIH training grant funded interdisciplinary team-training program. Develop and oversee collaborative efforts in programs across the campus and throughout the community. Compiled in this section, are documents and information that aide in the development of a tenure track faculty member
For detailed information, checklists, and forms on promotion, visit the Medical School Human Relations website.