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Article 9. The Title of Instructor

Section 9.1 Use of Titles
Section 9.2 Criteria

Section 9.1 Use of Titles. The title of Instructor of (Dept.) shall normally be used for:

  1. professionally-salaried, UMMHC-salaried, or voluntary faculty whose contribution to the academic programs of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is primarily in the area of education or
  2. faculty who do not possess a terminal degree, i.e. doctoral level, but who participate to a significant extent in the academic programs of the University of Massachusetts Medical School or
  3. senior residents, chief residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows who participate to a significant extent in the academic programs of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and/or
  4. senior trainees who are transitioning to the standard academic track.

Section 9.2 Criteria. Appointments as Instructor shall be based on the extent of contributions in the academic programs of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and on professional accomplishments, rather than on hospital rank, degree of responsibility, or seniority in other professional endeavors.