6.2.J. Specific/Supplementary Criteria for Adjunct Clinical Associate Professors

1. Appointment as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

Consideration for an initial appointment to the rank of Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor is usually reserved for individuals who have experience following postdoctoral training and who have achieved at least regional recognition for outstanding performance in their field.  They shall have indicated strong interest in the academic programs and their evaluation should provide evidence that they are capable of making an exceptional contribution.  Previous meritorious academic service on the faculty of a medical school may be considered favorably when evaluating qualifications for initial appointment as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor.

The initial term of appointment for an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor is generally five years.

2. Reappointment as Adjunct Clinical Associate 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 five 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 Associate Professor to Adjunct Clinical Professor

Promotion to the rank of Adjunct Clinical Professor is recognition of continued superior performance for those who have contributed substantially to the teaching programs of the School (i.e., served as leaders in educational programs) and who have achieved national prominence as recognized leaders in their field of practice or professional activity.  For those individuals who do not have national 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 initiatives.  Exceptional circumstances may, on occasion, justify earlier promotion, in which case the justification must be well documented.

Promotion to the rank of Adjunct Clinical Professor generally confers appointment for a continuing term that does not require further formal reappointment.

The Adjunct Clinical Faculty member with a continuing appointment will still be required to fulfill and document each year that they have met the expectation of 100 hours of voluntary contribution to the mission of the School.  Those Adjunct Clinical Faculty members holding a continuing term appointment must complete the annual reporting form each year and the department must retain copies in the individual’s file.  These contributions will be predominantly in teaching of students, housestaff, fellows and faculty, but may include mission critical administrative activities as approved by the department chair.  A continuing term appointment may be terminated as described in Section 6.1.F., including when satisfactory performance or programmatic need ceases.