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Appointment to Instructor in the Non-Tenure Track

(See APP, Section 3.6)

Eligibility.  Candidates for appointment as Instructor are expected to contribute to UMass Chan Medical School educational and research programs and are one of the following:

  • Clinical practitioners with a terminal degree in a clinical discipline who are board-certified, have equivalent qualifications, or have completed all necessary training to be eligible for board certification; and who devote a small proportion of professional effort (generally <10% effort) to UMass Chan educational and research programs.
  • Clinical trainees in UMass Chan Medical School non-ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) accredited fellowship programs or individuals appointed as UMass Chan Medical School Chief Residents after completing residency training. Individuals participating in ACGME-approved residency and fellowship programs are not eligible for a Faculty appointment, except as allowed by ACGME and Department policy.
  • Individuals with a terminal degree who have completed a minimum of 2 years post-doctoral training (or equivalent postdoctoral experience) and who are non-independent investigators transitioning to the academic pathway. Postdoctoral Associates are not eligible for a Faculty appointment.
  • Individuals without a terminal degree who contribute to UMass Chan Medical School educational and research programs.

Individuals can only be appointed as Instructors in the Non-Tenure Track.

Criteria.  Candidates for appointment to Instructor must demonstrate Entry level of achievement in at least one Area of Distinction.

 Criteria Graph Instructors