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Associate Professor Lecturer Track Criteria (Pre 2015)


The major criterion for appointment or promotion to the rank of Associate Professor is the demonstration of significant accomplishments in the area of teaching. Promotion should be based on performance rather than time in previous rank. Usually, however, a time period of five years in rank as an Instructor or Assistant Professor is required to attain the necessary level of achievement (i.e., review for promotion will take place in the sixth year).

Teaching: Using teaching schedules, evaluations or other materials the individual: 

  • Should demonstrate a continuing commitment to excellence in teaching. Some examples of this commitment are:
    • Mentoring Medical Students, other students, and residents.
    • Regularly lecturing in the medical student curriculum and/or other academic programs.
    • Regularly lecturing at grand rounds and other local teaching sessions.
    • Developing/directing a regional postgraduate course.
  • Should interact with trainees one-on-one in a positive way. 
  • Should demonstrate a history of curriculum development and implementation.
  • Should have demonstrated success in teaching. Some examples of this success are:
    • Consistently positive teaching evaluations.
    • Winning a teaching award.
    • Serving as a visiting professor at other institutions.

Administration: The individual should have competently discharged assignments on departmental, School of Medicine, hospital or institutional committees.

Scholarship: The individual should have demonstrated continuing ability and interest in scholarly activity. Acceptable scholarly accomplishment includes but is not limited to co-authorship or primary contributions to the following, in no particular order:

  • Educational reports or studies.
  • Review articles.
  • Textbooks or chapters.
  • Editorial service.
  • Electronic media.
  • Letters to the editor
  • Syllabus materials.
  • Special workshops or laboratories.