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Appendix A – COM Procedure for Appointment, Promotion, Reappointment, and Evaluation of Non-tenure Track Faculty

Policy Number: 3349-03-22
Effective Date: 06/05/2011
Updated:
Reviewed:
Responsible Department: College of Medicine, Office of Faculty Affairs
Applies To: Faculty, College of Medicine

F. Time in Rank

  1. Instructor to Assistant Professor
    1. Physicians — The attainment of board certification satisfies the minimum requirement for “time in rank” for promotion from Instructor to Assistant Professor.
    2. Non-physicians — The attainment of a terminal degree will satisfy the minimum “time in rank” for promotion from Instructor to Assistant Professor.
  2. Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
    1. The minimum time in rank prior to consideration for promotion to Associate Professor is five (5) years. In exceptional circumstances, if recommended by the Department Chair and approved by the Dean, a candidate may be considered prior to that time.
    2. Prior service may be counted toward the time in rank requirement if specified in the letter of appointment or an amendment thereto.
  3. Associate Professor to Professor
    1. The minimum time in rank prior to consideration for promotion to Professor is seven (7) years. In exceptional circumstances, if recommended by the Department Chair and approved by the Dean, a candidate may be considered prior to that time.
    2. Prior service may be counted toward this requirement if specified in the letter of appointment or an amendment thereto.
  4. Upon the recommendation of the Department Chair and with the concurrence of the Dean and the Academic Council, exceptions to the considerations outlined herein may be granted.

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