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.
While faculty members on this track participate in teaching and other activities as part of clinical service, their focus is to provide exemplary clinical service to the institution and to promote the reputation of KUMC for clinical services. They participate in education when learners are assigned to their clinical services, but their teaching responsibilities are primarily as role models - these faculty members are not expected to have significant responsibility for course administration or didactic instruction. Similarly they may participate in scholarship derived from clinical practice such as preparing case reports or clinical reviews or participating in clinical trials or other research projects.
Promotion to Clinical Associate Professor on Clinical Track -- Applicants must document attainment of Mid-Career Level in professional (clinical) service, plus Early Career Level in either teaching or scholarship.
Mid-Career Level in Professional Service is determined by regional reputation for excellence for example:
Early Career Level Teaching:
Should document competency in activities such as:
Early Career Level in Reserach/Scholarship:
Establishes initial achievements appropriate to the field of expertise/study including but not limited to: