3.2.A. Criteria

The University recognizes that there are significant variations in how candidates qualify for and secure initial appointment, reappointment and promotion, according to field and discipline.  Candidates come from different backgrounds and receive different educational training.  In addition, there may be variation in emphasis among the components of activity (i.e., clinical care, teaching and, in some cases, scholarship and/or administrative duties).  Given the many different activities in which Clinician Educators are engaged, such variations are expected and are appropriate.  Nevertheless, all Clinician Educator appointments have in common the requirement of excellence, however measured.

The major criterion for appointment, reappointment and promotion for Clinician Educators is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching, administration and/or scholarship appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.

The criteria detailed below should be considered in concert with Sections 3.2.C., 3.2.D., and 3.2.E, which address specific criteria for Clinical Instructors, Clinical Assistant Professors, Clinical Associate Professors, and Clinical Professors, respectively.