Instructional Faculty Faculty Track -- Volunteer Clinical Faculty
Full Description of Tenure-Ineligible
"Instructional Faculty," i.e. Volunteer Clinical Faculty
(Criteria for Appointment, Promotion, and the Award of Tenure)
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. Protected time for scholarly activity is not required.
Board certification in primary specialty or discipline required. A minimum of five years of service at the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Virginia or an equivalent institution. Sustained excellence in meeting expectations of the position statement.
Documented excellence in education:
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.
Promotion to full professor is considered for medical educators at the associate professor rank and whose effort is a minimum of 80% in medical education. In addition to having demonstrated excellence in medical education, candidates for promotion to full professor must demonstrate a national reputation as a medical educator and significant scholarship in education.