The candidate must demonstrate excellence in one area and significant accomplishment in one other (e.g., research, clinical practice, teaching, service/leader ship). Documented evidence of scholarly achievement in these areas is required.
Promotion or appointment at the associate professor rank requires a candidate to demonstrate a reputation for academic excellence within the candidate’s area of excellence that is recognized typically at a national level. The candidate’s contribution to his/her field of endeavor must include scholarly, peer-reviewed publications. A decision on promotion and indefinite appointment must be made before the end of the 6th year. A recommendation for extension of the probationary period beyond 6 years requires approval by the School of Pharmacy Executive Committee and dean. Candidates promoted to the rank of associate professor (CHS) will be eligible for indefinite appointment status.
Definition of Scholarship
The division recognizes the various forms of scholarship including: discovery, the scholarship of application and integration and the scholarship of teaching/learning. Scholarship of Discovery involves the creation of new knowledge, be that through basic, clinical, or translational research.
The scholarship of Integration is focused on developing perspectives on existing knowledge, and attempts to bring new insights, or interpretations to existing original research and/or scientific belief. Integration brings divergent knowledge or original works together. Integration may occur within or between teaching, research, and service scholarship.
The scholarship of Application is focused on how current knowledge may be applied to contemporary problems. This type of scholarship might not only be focused upon individual patients, but populations as well. Application involves the use of knowledge or creative activities for development and change. Scholarship of application would include authoritative reviews and integration of existing knowledge for the purpose of advancing pharmacy practice and/or pharmaceutical care.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is a form of discovery and/or integration and application. It involves a systematic reflection on teaching and learning that is then disseminated to the academic and professional community. Scholarship therefore not only involves the basic transmission of knowledge to students, but transforming and extending learning as well. Results of this scholarship will likely have impact beyond the individual’s classroom, and should serve to enhance the quality of teaching and ultimately, enable student lifelong learning.
* Boyer, E. (1990). Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.