Full Description of Tenure-Eligible
Track: "Clinician Investigator"
(Criteria for Appointment, Promotion, and the Award of Tenure)
A doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent) with successful completion of a post graduate training program; AMBS board certification or board eligibility in a clinical discipline or the equivalent for non-MD specialties. Time allocation: a major commitment to research, represented by 50-80% protected time for research plus 20-50% allocated to teaching and/or clinical care.
ABMS Board Certification required or equivalent for non-MD specialties.
Documented excellence in research: Independent and original investigation recognized by scientific peers and by external funding of investigator-initiated hypothesis-oriented, nationally peer-reviewed research projects. Specific examples include NIH-K08, NIH-R01, AHA, ACS, NSF.
Scholarship: Publication, preferably as first or corresponding author, of original, substantive work in peer reviewed journals.
Reputation: Local and regional recognition for research contributions supported by letters from internal and external referees.
THE AWARD OF TENURE
Documented excellence in research plus a second domain.
Scholarship: Sustained publication, preferably as first or corresponding author, of substantive, original studies in peer reviewed journals of high impact.
Reputation: Emerging national reputation for research contributions as a physician scientist supported by letters from external referees. Service on study sections, editorial boards, and national societies.
Sustained excellence in research plus a second domain.
Scholarship: Sustained publication, preferably as first or senior author, of substantive, original studies in peer reviewed journals. Authorship of textbooks and monographs.
Reputation: National and international reputation as physician scientist recognized by study sections, editorial boards, named lectureships, professional societies and governing boards and letters from external referees.