Instructional Faculty

Instructional Faculty

Instructional Faculty Faculty Track -- Volunteer Clinical Faculty

Full Description of Tenure-Ineligible Track:
"Instructional Faculty," i.e. Volunteer Clinical Faculty
(Criteria for Appointment or Promotion)

 

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR:

A doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) with successful completion of a postgraduate training program; ABMS board certification or equivalent (e.g. Royal College) or board eligibility in a clinical discipline or the equivalent for non-M.D. specialists; credentialed by the Clinical Staff office and a major commitment to teaching and clinical service.  A detailed position statement or letter of offer with expectations is critical to establish criteria for promotion.  Time allocation:  100 hours of clinical activity and/or medical education annually. Protected time for scholarly activity is not required.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR:

If serving as a clinical preceptor, board certification in primary specialty or discipline required.  A minimum of five years of service at the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia or an equivalent institution. Sustained excellence in meeting expectations of the position statement.

Documented excellence in education:

Education: Sustained record of excellence in medical education, or medical education support activities, and the extent to which these activities contribute to the educational capabilities and enhancement at the University of Virginia.  Examples of activities demonstrating excellence include:

  • Superior teaching evaluations, documented over a period of five to eight years by standardized assessment measures
  • Documentation of activity as a role model or mentor (i.e., number of students advised); participation as Clinical Performance Development (CPD) small group leader, receipt of an outstanding preceptor award.
  • Participating in curriculum development, curriculum assessment, or curriculum modification.
  • Demonstration of style, effectiveness, knowledge, compassion, and other characteristics of an excellent practitioner.
  • Active participation on School of Medicine educational or curriculum committees; participation on a local, state, or national level in professional societies (i.e. program chair for a society); providing consultation, technical assistance, or program evaluation.

Scholarship: Encouraged but not required, unless stated in the position statement.  Scholarship of application and teaching should be documented.

Reputation: Regional recognition as medical educator and supported by letters from internal and external referees.

FULL PROFESSOR:

Promotion to full professor is considered for medical educators at the Associate Professor rank for a minimum of five years. If serving as a clinical preceptor, board certification in primary specialty or discipline is required.

Documented excellence in education:

Education: Sustained record of excellence in medical education, or medical education support activities, and the extent to which these activities contribute to the educational capabilities and enhancement at the University of Virginia.  Examples of activities demonstrating excellence include:

  • Superior teaching evaluations, documented over a period of five to eight years by standardized assessment measures
  • Documentation of activity as a role model or mentor (i.e., number of students advised); participation as Clinical Performance Development (CPD) small group leader, receipt of an outstanding preceptor award.
  • Participating in curriculum development, curriculum assessment, or curriculum modification.
  • Demonstration of style, effectiveness, knowledge, compassion, and other characteristics of an excellent practitioner.
  • Active participation on School of Medicine educational or curriculum committees; participation on a local, state, or national level in professional societies (i.e. program chair for a society); providing consultation, technical assistance, or program evaluation.

 

Scholarship: Substantial scholarship is required.  Original work, case series, and/or educational materials.  Textbook author or editor.  Scholarship of application and teaching should be documented

Reputation: National and international reputation as an educator recognized by professional societies, editorial boards, governing boards, named lectureships, and supported by letters from internal and external referees.