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					PROMOTION AND TENURE FOR
CLINICAL SCIENTISTS – BOTH PATHWAYS




Peter Emanuel, M.D.
Laura Lamps, M.D.
P&T for Clinical Scientists
   Read the 2009 Guidelines on P&T
   Check out the Companion Guide to the P&T Document
    (http://www.uams.edu/facultyaffairs/Promotionandtenure/default.asp)
   Study the criteria table for Clinical Scientists – promotion
    criteria are identical for
       Clinical Scientist-Tenure Pathway and
       Clinical Scientist-Non-tenure Pathway
   The difference is the presence or absence of a tenure clock
    (i.e., 7 year “probationary period”)
Clinical Scientists -

   “Are expected to participate in the full range of
    academic activities of the College, typically with
    emphasis placed on research and clinical care,
    and scholarship based on either or both of these
    mission areas.”
   “Full range of activities” means
     Teaching/Mentoring
     Research/Scholarly Work
     Clinical Service
     Leadership/Administrative Service
Clinical Scientist
Assistant to Associate Professor
Time Allotment

                                       Range   Typically
   Teaching/Mentoring (Total)          5-10      7.5
           Didactic Teaching            1-3      2.5
           Bedside Teaching            2-10       5
   Research                            40-90      75
   Clinical Service (Total)            10-50      20
           Direct Patient Care         10-50      15
           Bedside Teaching            5-10       5
   Leadership/Administrative Service   0-10*     2.5
    Research/Scholarly Work
   Funding – “demonstrated ability to generate financial
    support from extramural peer-reviewed funding
    agencies, whether federal or private”
     PI   on a major extramural research grant; or alternatively
     Substantial and clearly documented contributions as Co-I
      on multiple extramurally funded research grants
     Career  development awards will be considered along
      with other factors for promotion to Associate Professor
     InstitutionalGeneral Research Support grants for pilot
      studies will NOT be counted
Research/Scholarly Work
   Publications = scholarly evidence of research productivity

       Peer-reviewed scientific articles
           Quality more important than absolute number
           The P&T Guidelines speak of 1 – 3 first author or senior author peer
            reviewed publications per year in rank

       Books/book chapters

       Participation in national/international meetings
           Important opportunities to present your work
           Important opportunities to meet and get to know the experts in your field
Research/Scholarly Work
   Publications in your P&T packet:
     Copies of your 5 most meritorious publications are
      required
     Must be published or ‘in press’

     Middle-author papers count, but must be 1st or senior
      author on a significant number of publications
     Publication alone does not insure promotion
            then, neither does funding if you aren’t being
         But
         productive
Teaching/Mentoring
   “Active & effective participation in medical and/or
    graduate student education with favorable objective
    evaluations by students, peers, and supervisors.”
     Document types of teaching and contact hours with your
      learners
     Documented evaluation of teaching performance:

         Your mean scores compared to the department scores,
          NOT copies of evaluations
Teaching/Mentoring
   “Evidence of being an effective role model and
    mentor for students, residents, fellows, graduate
    students, and colleagues, with good evaluations from
    those formally mentored.”

   List of those you mentor
       Estimateof contact hours with mentees
       Evidence of your contributions to their learning and
        success
Clinical Service
   Document volume of clinical service
   Document quality of clinical service
   Document any clinical innovations you have made
   Document any contributions you make to clinical
    quality improvement
   Document participation and/or leadership in local,
    regional, or national medical and/or scientific
    professional organizations
    Leadership/Administrative Service
    “Active participation in one or more committees of the
    Dept, College or University”
        Assessed by review of type and complexity of committee and/or
         administrative work
        Document participation and valuable contributions
   “May have leadership role in Dept or Hospital” (document)
   “May serve on editorial boards or as peer reviewer for
    journals in one’s discipline.” (document)
   “May serve on study sections or equivalent bodies that
    peer review grant applications.” (document)
   “May serve as an advocate for science & health policy.”
    (document)
Professional Recognition
   Should have established a reputation in the
    national or international medical or scientific
    community
   Participation in appropriate professional
    organizations and presentations before national
    and/or international meetings
   Note invited presentations
Professional Recognition
Letters of Recommendation
 Three letters are required

 Authors

   Should be recognized national authorities
   Should be in your field of interest

   Should NOT have hired you or trained you

   Should clearly have reviewed your portfolio and have
    detailed comments
    Obtaining Letters
   Provide your Department Chair with a list of names
    and contact information
   Department Chair formally solicits these letters, and
    sends to potential letter authors:
       Letter of request for recommendation
       Your CV
       COM P&T guidelines
   Solicit more letters than you need to ensure you get
    three great letters back in time
   Additional letters may be a good idea if they add
    significant information or an importantly different
    perspective on your contributions.
Clinical Scientist
Associate to Full Professor
Professorship
   Reserved for those members of the faculty who have
    demonstrated outstanding ability
   Not based on length of service alone
   Should also have:
     Considerable time and experience in rank
     Additional publications
     Other evidence of scholarly activity and professional
      recognition
Associate Professor to Professor

   Same “full range of activities”
   “Demonstrated excellence in independent research
    and successful continued participation in teaching.”
   Study the criteria table carefully
 For Either Promotion Rank Request

 If your department has a Promotion and Tenure
  committee, the results of their vote should be
  included in your binder.
 When possible, have your packet reviewed by

  someone in your department who has been on
  the P&T Committee.
 Packets are due to the Office of Faculty Affairs,

  Central Building (old hospital) 4D40, by 4:30pm
  on Monday, October 3, 2011.
How can you help to assure your own success?

   Know the rules!
   Study the companion guide
    (http://www.uams.edu/facultyaffairs/Promotionandtenuredefault.asp)
   Talk to P&T committee chair in department or faculty
    affairs representative before finalizing your initial
    appointment or if you have unresolved concerns.
   Get a mentor.
   Attend P&T workshops.
   Prepare a concise, neat, well-organized packet that
    makes it easy for the reviewer to find support that you
    have met criteria.
Questions?

				
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