Promotion Criteria

There are three different series available for full-time (>50% FTE) faculty (including faculty employed at affiliated hospitals when their FTE between both institutions >50%).  Click on the titles below to see the promotion criteria specific to that series.



Promotion Criteria for Regular Faculty SeriesPromotion criteria for faculty with a traditional balance of activities; basic scientists, clinician-scientists, and clinician-educators
Promotion Criteria for Research Professor Faculty SeriesPromotion criteria for grant-funded scientists with limited teaching and service activities.
Promotion Criteria for Clinical Practice Faculty SeriesPromotion criteria for clinician-educators with limited or no scholarship activities.
Promotion Criteria MatrixPresents examples of various levels of accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, clinical activity, scholarship and service.  It is not exclusionary, but is intended to assist faculty, department chairs and promotion committees in matching candidates’ accomplishments to the promotion criteria.


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