2.3.M. Specific/Supplementary Criteria for Professors

1. Appointment

Appointment to the rank of Professor in the MCL will be reserved for individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching and scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and who are widely recognized as leaders in their field.  There must be evidence that these individuals have attained national recognition for excellence in the overall mix of contributions, that they have demonstrated continuing excellence and progressive maturation as physicians, teachers and scholars, and that they will successfully fill the programmatic need for which the appointment is made and will continue to make outstanding contributions to their discipline and to the School.  They may be recognized nationally as leaders of the health care system or of organizational change and measurement of health care systems.  Written scholarship that advances the field will nearly always be required for the rank of Professor.  Contributions to written scholarship may be made through first or senior authorship or through substantive contributions to multi-author works. The main emphasis of written contributions will usually be on peer-reviewed investigative articles, regardless of the proportion of time and effort dedicated to scholarship. For candidates whose written contributions do not emphasize peer-reviewed investigative scholarship, other written work such as books, chapters, reviews and commentaries (or alternative evidence of scholarly impact, such as the development of policies and protocols) may be acceptable as long as the contributions are of a nature appropriate to the candidate’s field, and the impact of the work in advancing medicine or the public health can be established. The intensity of personal contributions to the advancement of clinical medicine will be tempered by the administrative commitments of those with major ongoing leadership roles within the institution.

Initial appointment at the rank of Professor will generally be for a term of five years.

2. Reappointment

Reappointment to the rank of Professor in the MCL will be reserved for individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching and scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine during their term of appointment at Stanford, and who are widely recognized as leaders in their field.  There must be evidence that these individuals have attained national recognition for excellence in the overall mix of contributions, that they have demonstrated continuing excellence and progressive maturation as physicians, teachers and scholars, and that they will successful continue to fill the programmatic need for which the appointment is made and to make outstanding contributions to their discipline and to the School.  They may be recognized nationally as leaders of the health care system or of organizational change and measurement of health care systems. Written scholarship that advances the field will nearly always be required for the rank of Professor. Contributions to written scholarship may be made through first or senior authorship or through substantive contributions to multi-author works. The main emphasis of written contributions will usually be on peer-reviewed investigative articles, regardless of the proportion of time and effort dedicated to scholarship.    For candidates whose written contributions do not emphasize peer-reviewed investigative scholarship, other written work such as books, chapters, reviews and commentaries (or alternative evidence of scholarly impact, such as the development of policies and protocols) may be acceptable as long as the contributions are of a nature appropriate to the candidate’s field, and the impact of the work in advancing medicine or the public health can be established. The intensity of personal contributions to the advancement of clinical medicine will be tempered by the administrative commitments of those with major ongoing leadership roles within the institution.

Reappointment at the rank of Professor may be for a continuing term or as otherwise expressly specified (for special circumstances for which an appointment for a term of years is appropriate).  For further details on continuing term appointments, see Section 2.3.F.    Term of years appointments are renewable (based on fulfillment of the criteria and continuing programmatic need – including budgetary considerations).

For the timing of reappointment consideration, see Section 2.3.G.

3. Promotion

Promotion to the rank of Professor in the MCL will be reserved for individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching and scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine during their terms as Associate Professors at Stanford, and who are widely recognized as leaders in their field.  There must be evidence that these individuals have attained national recognition for excellence in the overall mix of contributions, that they have demonstrated continuing excellence and progressive maturation as physicians, teachers and scholars, and that they will successfully continue to fill the programmatic need for which the appointment is made and to make outstanding contributions to their discipline and to the School.  They may be recognized nationally as leaders of the health care system or of organizational change and measurement of health care systems.  Written scholarship that advances the field will nearly always be required for the rank of Professor. Contributions to written scholarship may be made through first or senior authorship or through substantive contributions to multi-author works. The main emphasis of written contributions will usually be on peer-reviewed investigative articles, regardless of the proportion of time and effort dedicated to scholarship.    For candidates whose written contributions do not emphasize peer-reviewed investigative scholarship, other written work such as books, chapters, reviews and commentaries (or alternative evidence of scholarly impact, such as the development of policies and protocols) may be acceptable as long as the contributions are of a nature appropriate to the candidate’s field, and the impact of the work in advancing medicine or the public health can be established. The intensity of personal contributions to the advancement of clinical medicine will be tempered by the administrative commitments of those with major ongoing leadership roles within the institution.

Promotion to the rank of Professor may be for a continuing term or as otherwise expressly specified (for special circumstances for which an appointment for a term of years is appropriate).  For further details on continuing term appointments, see Section 2.3.F.

Term of years appointments are renewable (based on fulfillment of the criteria and continuing programmatic need – including budgetary considerations).

For the timing of promotion consideration, see Section 2.3.G.