The major criterion for appointment in the School of Medicine to the rank of Instructor or Instructor (Affiliated) is a demonstrated interest in, and the potential for, a successful academic career in investigation, teaching, and clinical care (as applicable).
The University recognizes that there are significant variations in how candidates qualify for and secure initial appointment and reappointment according to field and discipline. Candidates come from different backgrounds and receive different educational training. In addition, there may be great variation in emphasis among the components of activity (i.e., scholarship, teaching, clinical care, as applicable) considered under these criteria and guidelines. Given the many different activities in which Instructors are engaged, such variations are expected and are appropriate. Nevertheless, all appointments have in common the requirement of excellence, however measured, and reappointments will be considered for individuals who demonstrate high quality performance in their assigned roles.