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The below information acts as a guide for the conversation with your Academic Chair and Step 3.  The track 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 Academic Chair.  If you do not know who your academic chair, you can use the faculty portal to assist you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

You can also find a printable version of the track descriptions here. Below you will see the policies, descriptions, ranks, and will lead you to Step 3 for the following tracks:

Clinician Educator

The Clinician Educator Track recognizes faculty who focus primarily on providing clinical care in addition to significant and continuing contributions to the education of Georgetown University students, residents and fellows or others in the medical field and service to GUMC. The defining feature of this track is a contribution to educational activities. Hence the name “Clinician Educator.”

Choose your rank

The examples shown in the following table are intended to provide faculty applicants and department chairs guidance as to the types of specific activities that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions believes are important indicators of achievement in education and scholarship at each level of appointment. The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Printable version of Clinician Educator ranks.

Rank Education Scholarship Service
Instructor

Chair’s documentation of applicant’s potential contribution 

Not expected 

Not expected 

Assistant Professor

Chair’s documentation of applicant’s potential contribution to:

  • Student, resident or fellow teaching
  • Grand Rounds or similar lecture series for medical community 

Not expected 

Not expected 

Associate Professor

Substantial contributions with favorable evaluations in:

  • Student, resident or fellow teaching
  • Grand rounds or similar lecture series for medical community
  • Invited lectures and presentations at local or regional meetings or Continuing Medical Education courses
  • Development of new learning materials, including textbooks or digital media
  • Course, clerkship, residency, or fellowship directorship 

Emerging contributions to educational scholarship, such as:

  • Development of original teaching materials, including contributions to textbooks or digital media
  • Ad hoc journal reviewer
  • Original publications in peer reviewed journals 

Possible service on: 

  • Department, Biomedical Graduate Education, or School of Medicine education-related committee 
Professor

Major contributions, with favorable evaluations, including those listed for Associate Professor, and in addition: 

  • Visiting professorships
  • Invited lectures or commentaries at regional or national meetings
  • Leadership in student, resident or fellow educational programs 

Contributions to educational scholarship in the candidate’s area, such as:

  • Original publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Principal or co-investigator on competitive or peer-reviewed educational projects.
  • Committee service or leadership in a professional society
  • Ad hoc journal reviewer 

Leadership or sustained service on:

  • GUMC committee such as Committee on Medical Education, Committee on Appointments and Promotions, or School of Medicine Admissions Committee
  • Regional, national or international professional society committee(s)
  • National Advisory Panels
  • Mentoring junior faculty 

 

Step 3: Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First Time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

OR

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty ONLY)


Clinician Scholar 

The Clinician Scholar Track recognizes faculty who make substantial and sustained contributions to the educational, scholarly, service and clinical missions of GUMC. The defining feature of this track is a requirement for scholarship which may take various forms. Hence the name “Clinician Scholar.”

Choose your rank

The examples shown in the following table are intended to provide faculty applicants and department chairs guidance as to the types of specific activities that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions believes are important indicators of achievement in education and scholarship at each level of appointment. The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Printable version of Clinician Scholar ranks.

Rank Education Scholarship Service
Instructor

Chair’s documentation of applicant’s potential contribution 

Chair’s documentation of applicant’s potential contribution 

Chair’s documentation of applicant’s potential contribution 

Assistant Professor

Defined or anticipated role in:

  • Lectures to student or fellows.
  • Supervision of students or fellows.
  • Invited lectures to local and regional institutions and meetings. 

Defined or limited contributions in Scholarship: 

  • Emerging record of authorship on peer-reviewed publications.
  • Scientific abstracts and posters.

Appointment to:

  • Department committee on research,education or similar academic activity.
  • GUMC Committee, such as an IRB.
  • Professional Society Committee.
  • Ad hoc journal review. 
Associate Professor

Substantial contributions with favorable evaluations in:

  • Lectures to student or fellows.
  • Supervision of students or fellows.
  • Invited lectures and presentations at local, regional and national meetings and symposia.
  • Development of novel learning materials, including digital media.
  • Recognition by Departmental or GUMC teaching awards.

Substantial and independent contributions, attested to by:

  • First and senior authorship on original research published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Principal or co-Investigator on funded research projects.
  • Monograph author, contributor, or editor.
  • Invited reviews. 

Service on:

  • Department Committee on education, research, or similar academic activity.
  • GUMC committees, such as Committee on Medical Education or Committee on Appointments and Promotions.
  • GU Committees, such as an IRB.
  • Local, regional or national professional society committee(s).
  • Editorial Boards, Study Sections.
  • Journal Reviewer.
  • Beginning to mentor junior faculty. 
Professor

Extensive contributions with continued favorable evaluations in areas listed for Associate Professor. Additional examples include:

  • Visiting professorships beyond the region.
  • Invited lectures or commentaries at Regional or National meetings.
  • Recognition by Departmental or GUMC teaching awards. 

Major contributions to the knowledge in their field attested to by independent peer review in areas listed for Associate Professor. Additional examples include:

  • Sustained role as Principal or co-Investigator on large, funded research projects ​

Leadership and/or extensive service on:

  • GUMC Committees, such as an IRB.
  • Regional, national or international professional society committee(s).
  • Study Sections or National Advisory Panels.
  • Editorial Boards.
  • Service as Department Chair.
  • Journal Reviewer.
  • Mentoring junior faculty. 

 

Step 3: Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First Time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

OR

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty ONLY)


Clinician

The Clinician Track recognizes faculty whose primary focus is clinical care and who also make sustained, but limited contributions to the education of Georgetown University students, residents, fellows or others in the medical field. Hence the name “Clinician.”

Choose your rank

The examples shown in the following table are intended to provide faculty applicants and department chairs guidance as to the types of specific activities that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions believes are important indicators of achievement in education and scholarship at each level of appointment. The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Printable version of Clinician ranks.

Rank Education
Instructor

Chair’s documentation of applicant’s potential contribution 

Assistant Professor

Defined or anticipated role in:

  • Student, resident or fellow lecture series.
  • Student, resident or fellow supervision.
  • Ward attending for students, residents or fellows.
  • Grand rounds or similar lecture series for medical community. 
Associate Professor

Sustained but limited contributions with favorable evaluations in those activities listed above. Additional examples include:

  • Invited lectures and presentations at local, regional and national meetings or continuing education courses. 
Professor

Extensive contributions with continued favorable evaluations in areas listed above. Additional examples include:

  • Visiting professorships beyond the region. 

Step 3: Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

OR

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty ONLY)

 


Biomedical Educator

The Biomedical Educator Track recognizes faculty who make important and continuing contributions to the education of Georgetown University students and fellows and to others in the biomedical field in addition to providing service to GUMC. 

Choose your rank

The examples shown in the following table are intended to provide faculty applicants and department chairs guidance as to the types of specific activities that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions believes are important indicators of achievement in education and scholarship at each level of appointment. The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Printable version of Biomedical Educator ranks.

Rank Education Scholarship Service
Instructor

Chair’s documentation of applicant’s potential contribution 

Not expected

Not expected

Assistant Professor

Defined or anticipated role in:

  • Lectures to student or fellows.
  • Supervision of students or fellows.
  • Invited lectures to local and regional institutions and meetings. 

Not expected

Appointment to: 

  • Department committee on education or similar academic activity. 
  • GUMC Committee, such as an IRB
  • Professional Society Committee 
  • Ad hoc journal review 
Associate Professor

Substantial contributions with favorable evaluations in:

  • Lectures to student or fellows.
  • Supervision of students or fellows.
  • Invited lectures and presentations at local, regional and national meetings and symposia.
  • Development of novel learning materials, including digital media.
  • Recognition by Departmental or GUMC teaching awards. 

Emerging contributions to educational scholarship, such as:

  • Development of original teaching materials, including contributions to textbooks or digital media
  • Ad hoc journal reviewer
  • Original publications in peer-reviewed journals

Service on:

  • Department Committee on education, research, or similar academic activity. 
  • GUMC committees, such as Committee on Medical Education or Committee on Appointments and Promotions
  • GU Committees, such as an IRB 
  • Local, regional or national professional society committee(s).
  • Editorial Boards, Study Sections
  • Journal Reviewer
  • Beginning to mentor junior faculty. 
Professor

Extensive contributions with continued favorable evaluations in areas listed for Associate Professor. Additional examples include:

  • Visiting professorships beyond the region.
  • Invited lectures or commentaries at Regional or National meetings.
  • Recognition by Departmental or GUMC teaching awards. 

Contributions to educational scholarship in the candidate's area, such as:

  • Original publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Principle or co-investigator on competitive or peer-reviewed educational projects
  • Committee service or leadership in a professional society
  • Ad hoc journal reviewer

Leadership and/or extensive service on:

  • GUMC Committees, such as an IRB
  • Regional, national or international professional society committee(s). 
  • Study Sections or National Advisory Panels
  • Editorial Boards 
  • Service as Department Chair
  • Journal Reviewer
  • Mentoring junior faculty. 

 

Step 3: Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

OR

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty ONLY)

 


Biomedical Scholar

The Biomedical Scholar Track recognizes faculty who make substantial and sustained contributions to the educational, research and service missions of GUMC.  It is intended to those scholars who are dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge to their field of study.

Choose your rank

The examples shown in the following table are intended to provide faculty applicants and department chairs guidance as to the types of specific activities that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions believes are important indicators of achievement in education and scholarship at each level of appointment. The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Printable version of Biomedical Scholar ranks.

Rank Education Scholarship Service
Instructor

Chair’s documentation of applicant’s potential contribution 

Chair’s documentation of applicant’s potential contribution 

Chair’s documentation of applicant’s potential contribution 

Assistant Professor

Defined or anticipated role in:

  • Lectures to student or fellows.
  • Supervision of students or fellows.
  • Invited lectures to local and regional institutions and meetings. 

Defined or limited contributions in Scholarship:

  • Emerging record of authorship on peer-reviewed publications.
  • Scientific abstracts and posters. 

Appointment to: 

  • Department committee on research, education or similar academic activity.
  • GUMC Committee, such as an IRB.
  • Professional Society Committee.
  • Ad hoc journal review. 
Associate Professor

Substantial contributions with favorable evaluations in:

  • Lectures to student or fellows.
  • Supervision of students or fellows.
  • Invited lectures and presentations at local, regional and national meetings and symposia.
  • Development of novel learning materials, including digital media.
  • Recognition by Departmental or GUMC teaching awards. 

Substantial and independent contributions, attested to by:

  • First and senior authorship on original research published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Principal or co-Investigator on funded research projects.
  • Monograph author, contributor, or editor.
  • Invited reviews. 

Service on:

  • Department Committee on education, research, or similar academic activity. 
  • GUMC committees, such as Committee on Medical Education or Committee on Appointments and Promotions.
  • GU Committees, such as an IRB.
  • Local, regional or national professional society committee(s).
  • Editorial Boards, Study Sections.
  • Journal Reviewer.
  • Beginning to mentor junior faculty. 
Professor

Extensive contributions with continued favorable evaluations in areas listed for Associate Professor. Additional examples include:

  • Visiting professorships beyond the region.
  • Invited lectures or commentaries at Regional or National meetings.
  • Recognition by Departmental or GUMC teaching awards.

Major contributions to the knowledge in their field attested to by independent peer review in areas listed for Associate Professor. Additional examples include:

  • Sustained role as Principal or co-Investigator on large, funded research projects 

Leadership and/or extensive service on:

  • GUMC Committees, such as an IRB.
  • Regional, national or international professional society committee(s).
  • Study Sections or National Advisory Panels.
  • Editorial Boards.
  • Service as Department Chair.
  • Journal Reviewer.
  • Mentoring junior faculty. 

 

Step 3: Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

OR

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty ONLY)

 


Adjunct
The Adjunct Track is used to designate part-time members of the faculty who have the same qualifications as members of the ordinary faculty.

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Printable version of Adjunct ranks.

Rank Requirements
Instructor
  • Requires the appropriate terminal or professional degree
Assistant Professor
  • Requires the appropriate terminal or professional degree
  • At least three subsequent years of relevant professional experience
Associate Professor
  • Increasing level of ability in at least 2 of the following areas: teaching, scholarship, or other professional achievements or University service
Professor
  • Documentation of excellence in teaching and in at least one of the following additional areas: scholarships or other professional experience or training

 

Step 3: Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

OR

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty ONLY)

 


Emeritus/Emerita
A retiree with a record of meritorious service to the University will be awarded an emeritus title by the appropriate Executive Vice President. The emeritus title would consist of the retiree's pre-retirement title followed by the word 'Emeritus/Emerita.'

For the purposes of this policy, a retiree is a Georgetown University faculty member or professional librarian who resigns his or her University appointment after satisfying the University’s age and length of service conditions for retirement benefitsPlease note, non-university employed individuals may satisfy these conditions even though they are not eligible for such benefits.

Emeritus/emerita faculty or librarians are eligible for continuation of library privileges and their email accounts. The provision of salaries, facilities, and additional amenities, is subject to the written approval of the relevant administrative officer.

Emeritus/Emerita status does not confer the right to participate in meetings of departments or other faculty governance bodies, or prohibit participation.

Step 3: Discuss with your academic chair and apply for Emeritus/Emerita:

If you are interested in applying for Emeritus/Emerita, you must send the FA-1NU document and a letter requesting Emeritus/Emerita via email to the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Dr. Elliott Crooke, copying the Director of Faculty Records and Data Management, Ivan Gray, and the Academic Appointments Coordinator, Melany Barrett.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


 

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