Faculty Promotions

A standard promotion process depends upon the faculty member's ability to document appropriate achievements in the following areas of academic life:

  • Education
  • Scholarship
  • Service
  • Patient Care/Clinical Activities

CUSM has 4 tracks: Clinical, Academic, Adjunct & Visiting faculty appointments and promotions. Candidates for both clinical and academic promotions must specifically document that they have met or exceeded the guidelines for the relevant promotion. The responsibility to prove that academic promotion has been earned rests with the applicant. This documentation must be clear and unequivocal as the promotion application is scrutinized at several levels of the School of Medicine and the University to verify that criteria have been met.


Specific Faculty Position Requirements:

Instructor level:

  • Current CV
  • Application for appointment Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department

Assistant professor:

  • Current CV
  • Application for appointment Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department

Associate professor:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter by applicant
  • Faculty Promotion Request Form
  • Application for promotion Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one clinical faculty at associate professor level or higher at CUSM

Professor:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter by applicant
  • Faculty Promotion Request Form
  • Application for promotion Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one clinical faculty at professor level or higher at CUSM
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one external clinical faculty at professor level



Instructor level:

  • Current CV
  • Application for appointment Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department

Assistant professor:

  • Current CV
  • Application for appointment Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department

Associate professor:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter by applicant
  • Faculty Promotion Request Form
  • Application for promotion Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one academic faculty at associate professor level or higher at CUSM

Professor:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter by applicant
  • Faculty Promotion Request Form
  • Application for promotion Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one academic faculty at professor level or higher at CUSM
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one external clinical faculty at professor level

Clinical Skills Faculty:

  • Current CV
  • Letter of recommendation by Director of Clinical Skills co-signed by Chair of Medical Education department



Instructor level:

  • Current CV
  • Application for appointment Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department

Assistant professor:

  • Current CV
  • Application for appointment Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department

Associate professor:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter by applicant
  • Faculty Promotion Request Form
  • Application for promotion Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one academic faculty at associate professor level or higher at CUSM

Professor:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter by applicant
  • Faculty Promotion Request Form
  • Application for promotion Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one academic faculty at professor level or higher at CUSM
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one external clinical faculty at professor level

Clinical Skills Faculty:

  • Current CV
  • Letter of recommendation by Director of Clinical Skills co-signed by Chair of Medical Education department



Instructor level:

  • Current CV
  • Application for appointment Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department

Assistant professor:

  • Current CV
  • Application for appointment Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department

Associate professor:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter by applicant
  • Faculty Promotion Request Form
  • Application for promotion Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one academic faculty at associate professor level or higher at CUSM

Professor:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter by applicant
  • Faculty Promotion Request Form
  • Application for promotion Dossier
  • Letter of recommendation by the Chair of the department
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one academic faculty at professor level or higher at CUSM
  • Letter of recommendation from at least one external clinical faculty at professor level

Clinical Skills Faculty:

  • Current CV
  • Letter of recommendation by Director of Clinical Skills co-signed by Chair of Medical Education department



Faculty who are interested in seeking a promotion in rank must meet with the appropriate department chair to discuss readiness.


Link to Additional Documents



Contact Us for Further Information

For further information regarding the appointment process, please contact Office of Faculty Affairs at 909-954-0494 or email us at FacultyAffairsOffice@cusm.org