Tenure Track Matrix for Physicians


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

Scholarship

Professional Service
(Clinical)

Academic Service (Clinical & University)
1

Teach in patient care environments

Attend PDFA medical education workshops*

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*

Explore faculty resources for scholarship, identify research question(s)

Identify a research mentor and appropriate collaborators

Work on a collaborative project and seek K grant and CTSA opportunities

Conclude an initial project(s) by the end of the academic year

Demonstrate clinical competence and potential for growth in area of expertise

Define clinical commitments in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Provide outstanding patient care/clinical service

Start tracking Relative Value Units (RVUs), numbers of patients, time allocation in clinical activity, number & type procedures performed.

Agree to see the types of patients appropriate to your area of specialty - focus on patient types related to your research or an area in which you want to develop a reputation for being a regional and national expert

Become member of academic societies (e.g. American Society of Nephrology, Society of General Internal Medicine)

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

2

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

Facilitate PBLs for the preclinical years

Continue research/scholarship, writing of manuscripts and grants to obtain independent funding

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

Submission of results for publication or other dissemination making use of faculty support services, e.g., Writing Consult Center

Participate as a speaker and/or planning committee member or course director for a regional/national CME event.

Continue outstanding patient care/clinical service

Serve as committee member in appropriate local or regional specialty societies or groups related to clinical services

Contribute to collaborative team efforts in clinical or public health activities

Continue to track Relative Value Units (RVUs), numbers of patients, time allocation in clinical activity, number & type procedures performed.

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.

3

Present conferences, Grand Rounds and similar educational sessions and venues

Facilitate PBLs for the preclinical years

Continue research/scholarship, writing of manuscripts and grants.

Independent funding should be attained or a track change should be considered.

Effort to educate learners outside of KU to gain a regional and national reputation as teacher, researcher and/or clinician.

Publication of original scholarship on biomedical research  (or other scholarly activities) in the faculty member’s area of expertise as senior author. Expansion to more advanced projects.

Participate on hospital committees as well as appropriate related organizations/institutions

Continue to track Relative Value Units (RVUs), numbers of patients, time allocation in clinical activity, number & type procedures performed. Document your progress towards becoming a regional and national expert in your area of clinical expertise - such as types of referrals, referral base, etc.

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

Membership role on committees in professional medical 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

Publication of clinical, basic science, quality or patient safety 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 and quantify outstanding patient care/ clinical service

Continue to track Relative Value Units (RVUs), numbers of patients, time allocation in clinical activity, number & type procedures performed

Participate in appropriate Hospital or other clinically related institution committees such as, Human Subjects Committee/Institutional Review Boards (IRB).

Attained regional reputation for clinical excellence, e.g.

-- Specific population referral

-- Consulting on a regional basis; and

-- Awards and other recognition as an outstanding regional clinician

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

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.

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

Continue scholarship and research in focus area. 

Mentorship of students, residents, and junior faculty members in the scholarship of education

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

Continue and quantify outstanding patient care/ clinical service

Continue to track Relative Value Units (RVUs), numbers of patients, time allocation in clinical activity, number & type procedures performed

Advise or provide expert consulting to State government and regional organizations.

Conduct clinical program, e.g., program director.

Lead or chair of major committees in professional medical organizations on a regional basis.

Hold offices in professional groups.

Spokesperson for the School of Medicine or University on areas of expertise, e.g., clinical, research, or health policy curriculum

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

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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