7.1.A. Instructor Role
The Instructor role is defined primarily by engagement in mentored research and scholarly activities that advance clinical medicine. Secondary and tertiary roles may involve teaching activities and clinical care, as applicable. The academic title and classification of Instructor was established to acknowledge individuals who demonstrate interest in and the potential for a successful academic career in investigation, teaching, and clinical care (as applicable), and to aid in the transition from training to a path that may lead to a faculty career in academic medicine. There is no expectation of a Stanford professorial appointment following an Instructor appointment.
Instructors are to be distinguished from individuals holding the title of Clinical Instructors in the Clinician Educator Line and from Adjunct Clinical Instructors in the Adjunct Clinical Faculty Line for whom the role is entirely different. There are two categories of Instructor: Instructor and Instructor (Affiliated).