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Professor Scientist Scholar Criteria (Pre 2015)

Basic Requirements

Individuals advanced to the rank of Professor should be recognized nationally and internationally for achievements made in scholarly activities, and must also be dedicated academicians. Promotion to this rank should be based on continuing achievement, but five years in rank as Associate Professor is usually required to reach the necessary levels of excellence in teaching, research, and administration.

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

  • Should demonstrate a continuing commitment to teaching. Some examples of this commitment are:
    • Mentoring medical students, other students, residents and post-doctoral fellows.
    • Lecturing in the medical student curriculum and/or other academic programs.
    • Lecturing at grand rounds and other local teaching sessions.
    • Lecturing at regional or national meetings.
  • Should interact with trainees one-on-one in a positive way.
  • Should be an accomplished teacher as shown by resident and student teaching evaluations. Some examples of this accomplishment are:
    • Achieving above average teaching evaluations.
    • Winning a local or national teaching award.
    • Serving as a visiting professor at other institutions.
    • Supervising a training program.

Administration: The individual:

  • Should be capable of directing multi-centered research projects.
  • Should have participated in departmental and school policy making by serving on departmental, School of Medicine or institutional committees.

Clinical: If involved in patient care the individual should be recognized as an authority within his/her specialty. Some examples of this recognition are:

  • Being known regionally or nationally as an expert clinician.
  • Attracting patients from a regional or national area.
  • Serving as a clinical consultant on a regional or national level.

Scholarship: The individual:

  • Should be a leading research investigator in the field with a national or international reputation.
  • Should have high quality research manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of quality will be derived from the applicant's publication record and from solicited letters from mentors and colleagues. In evaluating an individuals scholarly attainments an emphasis will be placed on peer-reviewed, hypothesis-testing manuscripts of a basic or clinical nature.
  • Should provide evidence of continuing research productivity, independence and focus.
  • Should be a Principal Investigator on a research grant, preferably with an external source of support (e.g., NIH, ACS, NSF).
  • Should demonstrate a continuing level of external support for research program preferably from external sources (e.g., NIH, NSF).