Step 3: Biomedical Scholar Appointment

Associate and Full Professor

Associate and Full Professor Appointment Checklist

Electronic documents should be submitted by your department administrator via Interfolio.  Documents should be ordered and named in Interfolio as described below.  

Discuss with your academic chair.  

Before you do any of the below, you must first discuss with your academic chair and confirm the appropriate appointment or promotion for you.  If you do not know your academic chair, you may find them through the faculty portal.  

  • All sections of this form should be completed
  • Form should be signed by both the applicant, primary department chair, and secondary department chair (if applicable)
  • Faculty Action Request Form (FA-1NU)

  • Chair’s letter of support is addressed to the Chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions, Dr. Guinevere Eden
  • Chair’s letter addresses prior experience and future plans for teaching, research, and service
  • Should be dated no earlier than four months before submission via Interfolio
  • Chair’s Letter Format

  • For the Adjunct, Instructor and Assistant Professor Ranks, the applicant needs two letters (either Inside or Outside) of support
  • Letters are addressed to the Chair of the Department
  • Letters must be submitted on letterhead and physically signed (not typed) by the writer
  • Writers must type their name and current rank underneath their signature
  • Writers must identify the track and rank the applicant is applying for, and whether the applicant is going for appointment or promotion in the letter
  • Inside letters mean from an individual holding a Georgetown faculty appointment in the applicant’s department
  • Outside letters mean from an individual holding a Georgetown faculty appointment outside the applicant’s department
  • All letters should come from writers who are at or above the rank sought by the applicant
  • Should be dated no earlier than four months before submission via Interfolio​
  • Letters of Support for Adjunct

  • Applicants applying for Instructor or Assistant Professor are not required to submit evidence of teaching, but it is recommended
  • Examples of teaching can be provided in one or more of the following formats: Teaching Section Form; summary of teaching evaluation scores;  statement of teaching philosophy with long and short term goals;  list of career development activities, awards and honors, intramural and extramural teaching activities, and graduate and post-doctoral fellow training
  • Teaching Portfolio Template

  • Evidence of highest degree is provided in one of the following formats: notarized copy of degree, letter from the registrar, notarized copy of ECFMG certificate, verification from the American Medical Association, or copy of transcript
  • Degree release and verification form

  • The CV must be formatted using the GUMC template (approved in 2015) and signed by the applicant
  • Sections that are not applicable should be indicated with N/A or deleted from the format
  • CV Template

  • Offer letters are needed only for first time faculty appointments with Georgetown University School of Medicine. Those seeking promotions do not need an offer letter.
  • The offer letter must be drafted by the Department Administratorand sent to the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs for approval
  • After the offer letter is formally approved, the department mails the letter and it is signed by the faculty member
  • The signed copy should be uploaded to Interfolio by the Department Administrator with the remaining contents of the application
  • Note: This offer letter is for OFAA records and will not be viewed by the Committee on Appointments and Promotions
  • Adjunct Volunteer (non-paid) Offer Letter Template

  • All sections of the confidential form should be completed
  • Note: This form is for OFAA records and will not be viewed by the Committee on Appointments and Promotions
  • Confidential Form

Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Submit to the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs (OFAA) at least 4 weeks prior to anticipated CAP review meeting. Please work with your Department Administrator or Human Resources Contact (HRC) to discuss the application process and when they need the paperwork from you before the deadline.  Please review all deadlines and the CAP meeting schedule below:

 
Deadline for Departments to submit applications Appointment, Promotions, and Tenure Committee Meeting Dates: 11 AM
Monday, August 12, 2019 Monday, September 9, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019 Monday, October 7, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019 Monday, November 11, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019 Monday, December 9, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019 Monday, January 13, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020 Monday, March 9, 2020
Monday, March 9, 2020 Monday, April 13, 2020
Monday, April 13, 2020 Monday, May 11, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020 Monday, June 8, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020

Please note the above deadline dates apply to all faculty applications (all tracks except tenure appointments/promotions at associate professor or higher) that should be submitted to the Medical Center Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs (OFAA).  These applications will be forwarded to the Medical School Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CAP) for action in accordance with the schedule indicated.  Applications received after the deadline date will be held over until the next Committee meeting.