The purpose of these guidelines is to provide uniform criteria for appointment and promotion of CHS track faculty in the School of Pharmacy. Appointment in the CHS track will emphasize and be characterized by a scholarly approach (e.g. publications, invited lectures, abstracts and posters) to research, clinical practice, teaching (didactic and experiential), and service.
While it is expected that all CHS members will have clinical responsibilities, it is recognized that the relative contributions of CHS faculty will differ. Faculty members vary widely in their relative emphases in the different areas such that an individual achieves excellence in one of the 4 areas and significant accomplishment in a second area. Regardless of the strength of a candidate’s activities in her/his area of major focus, scholarly activity is necessary for appointment and promotion. Although it is not possible to provide precise criteria for all potential promotions, it is the intent that these guidelines will assist faculty candidates and their mentoring committees in preparation for promotion, and outside reviewers who are asked to review candidates.
At the time of appointment, in consultation with the division chair, the dean will prepare a letter delineating the faculty members percent effort allocation in the areas of research, clinical practice, teaching and service. Subsequent mentoring and performance evaluations will be based upon this distribution of effort.
Proposal for promotion should be submitted when the mentoring committee considers the candidate ready for promotion. Candidates proposed for promotion to Associate Professor (CHS) prior to completion of the fifth clock year are considered “early promotions” and so must show not only exceptional performance but also promise of continued career growth. The promotion process for full-time faculty to the rank of associate professor (CHS) must be completed by the end of six years at the rank of assistant professor (CHS). There is no required time for advancement to professor (CHS). Individuals with exceptional career-long contributions may be considered for promotion to the rank of distinguished professor (CHS).