6.2.I. Specific/Supplementary Criteria for Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professors

1. Appointment as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Consideration for an initial appointment to the rank of Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor normally requires, in addition to completion of postdoctoral training, a minimum period of practice (since postdoctoral training) during which the candidate has demonstrated outstanding professional qualifications and potential for contribution to the academic programs.  Evidence of previous meritorious teaching performance on a medical faculty will be favorably considered when determining qualifications for initial appointment as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor.

The initial term of appointment for Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professors is generally four years.

2. Reappointment as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

A decision to reappoint must include an evaluation of the requirements of the academic programs (including programmatic need) and must be based on evidence of continued excellent performance and continued compliance with the policies of the School of Medicine.

The term of reappointment will generally be for six years and may be renewed (based on fulfillment of the applicable criteria and subject to continuing programmatic need) for an unlimited number of subsequent terms.

3. Promotion from Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor to Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

Promotion to the rank of Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor recognizes outstanding performance for those who have contributed substantially to the teaching programs of the School (i.e., served as leaders in educational programs) and have achieved regional prominence as recognized leaders in their field of practice or professional activity.  For those individuals who do not have regional prominence, other factors may be considered for promotion, including extraordinary contributions in such broadly defined areas as teaching and clinical excellence, clinical innovation, program building and/or administrative activities. Exceptional circumstances may, on occasion, justify earlier promotion, in which case the justification must be well documented.

The term of promotion to Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor is generally five years.