Tenure Track Matrix for Basic Scientists


These are only annual guidelines for accomplishments toward promotion, not requirements. They are based on uninterrupted career schedules and may vary based upon family leave and other SOM interruptions. These suggested targets represent academic accomplishments of a faculty member pursuing promotion with tenure. Achievement of these targets does not guarantee tenure or promotion, and not achieving them does not mean tenure will not be granted. These are examples and it is not expected every faculty member achieve every suggested target.

The ultimate source for promotion and tenure information are the Guidelines for Academic Promotion and the Award of Tenure  

These are School of Medicine guidelines and should be followed by all departments. If you have questions, please contact Jo Halverson, Director, Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development. 


Assistant Professor to Associate Professor Promotion with Tenure

NOTE: Each year builds upon the previous year guidelines.

EXPECTATIONS FOR PROMOTION: Proficiency and contributions must be demonstrated in all three academic domains with documentation of attainment of at least Mid-Career Level in both teaching and scholarship.

Insure that your CV is in the "KU Med" format and that an appropriate support person is dedicated to accurately update your CV.  Insure that all of your academic activities are reflected on your CV and are added as the activity is completed.

Year

Education

Research/Scholarship

Academic Service

1

Attend PDFA medical education workshops*

“Audit” lectures and small group teaching

Prepare to train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in your laboratory to comply with RRC requirements for your Division

Insure all of your teaching efforts are documented on your CV and entered at the time of the activity.

Review Department’s faculty development and mentoring web site plus the PDFA websites for P&T and faculty development.

File IACUC and/or IRB applications.1 Attend PDFA and RI research  workshops*

Set up laboratory and write grant proposal on previously identified research question(s), e.g. specific aims for an NIH grant

Meet with Identified research mentor and appropriate collaborators

Work on independent research project

Present (platform or poster) of study results to appropriate audiences.

Submission of results making use of faculty support services, e.g., Writing Consult Center

Become member of academic societies (e.g., appropriate FASEB societies, International Society for Heart Research, American Gastroenterological Association)

Inquire about Faculty Governance and ad hoc committees on which to serve but don't over commit yourself.  Committees with greater time commitments should be scrutinized carefully and avoided.

2

Present didactic lectures and/or facilitate small group teaching to appropriate learners, e.g. medical students, residents, fellows, nursing, allied health, graduate students Initiate training of graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows in your laboratory to comply with RRC requirements for your Division

Continue experiments, writing of manuscripts and grants to obtain independent funding

Present (platform or poster) of study results to appropriate audiences.

Submission of results making use of faculty support services, e.g., Writing Consult Center

Membership on departmental (e.g. seminar series, journal clubs), school, and university committees

Provision of reviews or ad hoc editorial services to professional publications and granting agencies.

3

Present conferences, Grand Rounds or similar educational sessions and venues.

Present didactic lectures to appropriate learners, e.g. medical students, residents, fellows, nursing, allied health, graduate students.

Train graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows in your laboratory to comply with RRC requirements for your Division.

Publication of original scholarship on biomedical topics related to the faculty member’s research. Expansion to more advanced projects.

Continue experiments, writing of manuscripts and grants, success in obtaining independent extramural funding should be achieved.

Present (platform or poster) study results to appropriate audiences locally and nationally.

Submission of results making use of faculty support services, e.g., Writing Consult Center.

Membership role in appropriate committees or groups related to academic  activities such as Elections Committee, Faculty Assembly Committees, and other task forces locally, regionally or nationally.

Membership role on major committees in professional scientific organizations on a regional basis.
4

Develop significant educational/ curricular materials e.g., syllabi, curricular objectives, teaching cases.

Organize and develop conferences, journal clubs or other appropriate educational content delivery modes

Present didactic lectures to appropriate learners, e.g. medical students, residents, fellows, nursing, allied health, graduate students

Train graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows in your laboratory to comply with RRC requirements for your Division

Publication of clinical, basic science, quality measures, epidemiological or social science research with evidence of significant contribution to publications, e.g., senior authorship.

Authorship of book chapters, monographs, and other publications or electronic formats on topics in medical or related sciences.

OR

Develop patents, devices, or innovative clinical procedures

OR

Develop or test clinical guidelines or similar techniques to improve clinical services  

OR

Develop policy for the Institution or a local agency.

OR

Develop State or other policy as a member of an expert team.

OR

Develop local or regional health policy and/or membership of group developing national policy.

Continue experiments, writing of manuscripts and grants.

Publication of basic science, epidemiological or social science research with evidence of significant contribution to publications, i.e., senior authorship.

Faculty member should be developing expertise in their specific research discipline and recognition for their science beyond KUMC.

Authorship of book chapters, monographs, and other publications or electronic formats on topics in biomedical or related sciences.

5 and 6

Develop significant evaluation techniques e.g., examinations, surveys, software, standardized patients.

Advise, mentor and/or provide career guidance to significant numbers of learners.

Present didactic lectures to appropriate learners, e.g. medical students, residents, fellows, nursing, allied health, graduate students

Train graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows in your laboratory to comply with RRC requirements for your Division

Attainment of Mid-career level (see SOM Guidelines for Academic Promotion)

Continued scholarship and research in educational focus area. 

Attainment of -Mid-career level (see SOM Guidelines for Academic Promotion)

Faculty member must have developed expertise in their specific research discipline and recognition for their science beyond KUMC including a record of successful independent extramural funding.

Membership role in appropriate committees or groups related to academic activities

Outreach from University to local community.

Spokesperson for the School of Medicine or University in areas of expertise.

Attainment of Early career level (see SOM Guidelines for Academic Promotion)

For all questions or suggestions please contact Jo Halverson, Director, Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development.

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