Expectations for Extramural & Intramural Service

The following example as are taken from the School of Medicine Guidelines for Academic Promotion and/or the Award of Tenure.

Section 4: Extramural and Intramural Service

Comments may include: Indications of recognition and extramural scholarly contributions that enhance the University's reputation (e.g., selection to review panels & editorial boards, elections to professional society positions, organization of scholarly meetings) and extramural service (e.g. to professional organizations, reviewing manuscript or grants, legislative committees, policy/standards development, service as expert for media). Departmental, School, University and Hospital service (e.g. committees, offices held, professional supervision), participation in student/trainee-centered activities, (e.g. recruitment, interviewing, registration and graduation, etc.), collegiality (contributions to overall goals of Department, School or University), outreach from University to local community. Efforts to increase cultural diversity should be included in this component.

Academic Service 
In academic service the contribution of the candidate to the academic community should be clearly documented. Names and dates of committees, task forces, or working groups should be provided. A concise description of the significance of the group and explanation of the role of the applicant should be provided.
Activities related to School of Medicine Academic Societies should be documented in this section.
Examples of Academic Service include but are not limited to:

  • responsibility for scientific program
  • scientific consulting on a national or international basis
  • review of manuscripts for professional journals and books
  • member of an editorial board of a major scientific publication
  • service on a national committee, study section or advisory group that substantially impacts health/scientific issues.
  • participation/leadership of professional organizations
  • activities related to faculty governance 
  • service on task forces, committees, and other groups of the School of Medicine and the University
  • administrative responsibilities for departments, units or the 
  • organizational responsibility for student or resident organizations (including Academic Societies and specialty groups)
  • mentoring of learners or colleagues

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. At the Mid and Established Career Levels, evidence of leadership, initiative, and substantial contributions to the work of groups or conduct of an important facet of academic organization should be demonstrated.

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