Acting appointments are no longer granted on a routine basis by the School of Medicine. Please do not submit an acting appointment request without prior approval from the Office of Academic Affairs.
Acting Faculty are individuals who are in the process of being appointed to positions in the Professoriate. They are appointed to Acting Faculty positions (Acting Assistant Professor, Acting Associate Professor, Acting Professor) to allow them to begin work at Stanford during consideration of their Professoriate appointment.
See Chapter 5 of the School of Medicine Faculty Handbook for a description of Acting Faculty ranks and policies.
This web page shows requirements for acting faculty appointments, the step by step process for submitting an appointment package, links to the required forms and documentation, and the appointment checklist.
This web page shows the process for reappointing an acting faculty member (allowed only in exceptional circumstances), has links to required forms, and shows the reappointment checklist.