Typically, MCL faculty members will spend the majority of their time on clinical care and teaching. Under certain limited circumstances, however, the highest proportion of time and effort may be dedicated to scholarship in order to meet a specific departmental programmatic need. Also, occasionally a proportion of up to 80% may be allowed for a limited period of time, usually in conjunction with grant requirements.
- For faculty members who make their primary contribution through scholarship, excellence in this area is nearly always required, along with excellence in clinical care (the latter being a standard for all MCL faculty). A standard of excellence or of acceptable performance in teaching will normally be needed in order to achieve excellence in the overall mix of contributions.
- The main emphasis of written contributions should be on peer-reviewed articles. Other written work such as books, chapters, reviews and commentaries may be considered as long as their impact in advancing clinical medicine can be established.
- With respect to multi-author works, it is expected that contributions will be made through first or senior authorship or through other substantive contributions.
- Investigative independence is expected since it can be a useful marker of substantive scholarly contributions.
- In most cases, faculty members whose primary contribution is through scholarship will have a record of external funding, which is often viewed as an indicator of how the work is regarded in the field and may likewise be relevant to an assessment of the ability of a faculty member to carry out an excellent program of scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine.
Standards of Excellence, Acceptable or Unacceptable Performance (School Faculty Handbook)