Preparing for Reappointment or Promotion Review


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Professoriate and Clinician Educators

Departments, the School and University share the common goal of creating a culture and building an environment in which faculty members can develop, flourish and succeed.  By its decision to hire a new faculty member, the department has expressed its confidence not only in the individual’s past and present achievements but in their promise for the future.

At the same time, it is important to understand that the faculty member must be an active partner in the process of preparing for reappointment or promotion and that the ultimate responsibility for career trajectory and success lies with themselves.  As the primary stakeholder in the process, the faculty member should actively seek out information that will be of value and benefit in preparing for the reappointment or promotion review. The investment of time and effort in learning as much as possible about what is expected can pay dividends later.

Things to do:

Clinician Educators Only

A Note about Extraordinary Contribution Criteria

In special cases, candidates for promotion to this rank who do not have regional recognition may be considered by other factors, including extraordinary contributions in such broadly defined areas as teaching and clinical excellence, innovation, program building, scholarship and/or administrative activities. Please see the PowerPoint presentation as well as best practices and examples with more detailed information.

Digital Media Best Practices & Examples

Digital media’s role in medical education and the dissemination of medical information has been expanding rapidly in recent years. Accordingly, the contributions of faculty utilizing digital media may be included as part of the appointments and promotion process. 

Professoriate Only

A Note about Accomplishment versus Promise

Candidates for reappointment or promotion are responsible for designing and pursuing a schedule of research that results in publication in advance of the review. Generally, by the time materials have been submitted for the reappointment or promotion review, the candidate’s dossier should predominantly reflect a record of actual accomplishment (which confirms status in the field) rather than work that has been submitted or accepted but not yet published (which may speak more to promise). Similarly, the faculty member’s career should be managed so that teaching and clinical care records are robust and ready to be evaluated by the time the reappointment or promotion package is submitted.