The KU School of Medicine provides the faculty with numerous online resources regarding Promotion and Tenure (P&T). The purpose of this section is to provide an abridged version of the documents found online so that a faculty member can see at a glance the highlights of expectations detailed in the official SOM guidelines document for promotion from their current Rank and Track. This abridge version is offered as a helpful tool for planning ahead, however when a faculty member is in the process of submitting their information and going up for promotion (with or without tenure), it is imperative that the official Guidelines For Academic Promotion and the Award of Tenure document, as well as the SOM Promotion and Tenure website are followed closely as they are the definitive resources.
The major emphases of faculty members on this track are research and scholarship. For promotion the primary domain is scholarship, however, teaching and/or service related to the faculty member's research program is expected. Examples of teaching may include training of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and medical students. Examples of service may include participation on University, School of Medicine and department research related committees. On the research track, consideration will be given to individuals who play a major role in collaborative scientific efforts as well as those who develop an independent research program. The value of those collaborative scientific efforts must be clearly documented and should result in publications related to the collaborations. Scholarship is defined in its broadest sense to include Boyer's four components: scholarship of discovery; the scholarship of integration; the scholarship of application; and the scholarship of teaching. (Boyer, 1990)
Promotion to Research Associate Professor. Attainment of Mid-Career Level in scholarship must be documented plus at least Early Career Level in one of the other two domains.
Mid-Career Level in Research/Scholarship
Evidenced by a portfolio of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly materials demonstrating expertise in a defined field of study. These materials include but are not limited to:
Early Career Level in one of the other two domains
Early career in Teaching
Should document competency in activities such as:
Early career in Professional and Academic Service
Expectations for Professional Service at the Early Career Level include:
Examples of Academic Service include but are not limited to:
In Academic Service, the Early Career Level is demonstrated by active participation in the activities. Applicants should explain the significance of the activity and provide evidence of the caliber of their contribution to the work of groups.