Step 2: Identify your appropriate line and rank

Nursing & Health Studies appointments and promotions

The below information acts as a guide for the conversation with your Department Chair and Step 3.  The line and rank information is for you explore, but you cannot apply for a faculty appointment or promotion without first speaking and receiving approval from your Department Chair.  If you do not know who your academic chair is, please view the Department Chair and Admin list.  If you have any questions, please feel free to the chair for the NHS Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee at nhs_aptsecretary@georgetown.edu.

Below you will see the policies, descriptions, ranks, and will lead you to Step 3 for the following tracks:

You may also refer to the 1 page brief descriptions of each line and the NHS APT Manual for further detail and guidance.  

Tenure Line and Grant of Tenure

The Tenure Line and Grant of Tenure recognizes Georgetown University-employed faculty members who make substantial and sustained contributions to the scholarly mission of GUMC in the areas of research, education, service and, as appropriate, patient care. 

We recommend reviewing the Guidelines for Submission of Rank and Tenure Applications by Tenure-Line Faculty approved by the Faculty Senate on May 13, 2015 after Consultation with the University Committee of Rank and Tenure (UCRT) before beginning the application process.

You may review the examples of achievement in education, scholarship, and service at each rank for the tenure line and grant of tenure.  The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion for faculty on the Tenure-line. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Step 3 (Tenure Line and Grant of Tenure): Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment to Tenure Line

Or

Grant of Tenure, Seeking Promotion (already tenured) or Tenure Line Promotion

Or

Movement from Tenure Line


Educator Line

The full-time and part-time Educator-line allows for the appointment and promotion of those faculty members who are engaged primarily in the educational mission of the School of Nursing & Health Studies and who have a specialized professional skill set that is instrumental in fulfilling the teaching mission of NHS. While the defining feature of this track is a requirement for making contributions to education, candidates are expected to contribute to scholarship, service, and research including in some cases, related clinical activities.  The educator line can be full time (75 – 100% FTE) or part time (50 – 74% FTE) depending on the needs of the School of Nursing & Health Studies, and are not tenure eligible.

You may review the examples of achievement in education, scholarship, and service at each rank for the educator line.  The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion for faculty on the Tenure-line. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Step 3 (Educator Line): Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:


Research Line

Within certain limitations, full and part-time, non-tenure-line academic appointments carrying the qualification “on the Research-line” is intended to recognize the significant contribution these scholars make to the quality and productivity of the NHS research program.  Full-time and part-time employees of the University are eligible for appointment to the Research-line. An individual holding a Research academic title will have primary responsibilities to research programs. However, such an individual will also have responsibilities toward the teaching goals of the School. Faculty on the Research-line will be those salaries, for the most part or in whole, are derived from research grants and or external funds. Whether or not an individual will be appointed in the Research-line will be determined by the nature of future obligations beyond research alone. The research line can be full time (75 – 100% FTE) or part time (50 – 74% FTE) depending on the needs of the School of Nursing & Health Studies, and are not tenure eligible.

You may review the examples of achievement in education, scholarship, and service at each rank for the research line.  The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion for faculty on the Tenure line. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Step 3 (Research Line): Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:


Adjunct

Adjunct faculty assist in the teaching mission of the School of Nursing & Health Studies. These faculty members are defined by their percent effort which is less than 50% FTE.

Choose Your Rank

Review the examples of achievement in education, scholarship, and service at each rank for adjuncts. 

Step 3 (Adjunct): Discuss with your academic chair and apply for: