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Appointment or Promotion to Assistant Professor in the Tenure Track

(See APP, Section 3.7)

Eligibility.  The rank of Assistant Professor is most commonly used for individuals who are appointed or promoted to their first independent faculty position. Candidates for appointment or promotion to Assistant Professor must devote a substantial proportion of effort (generally >10%) to UMMS Academic Activities 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.
  • Individuals with a terminal degree who have completed a minimum of 2 years post-doctoral training (or equivalent experience). This requirement may be waived for individuals with terminal degrees in disciplines (e.g., Economics, Biostatistics) where postdoctoral training is not expected for a faculty position.
  • Individuals without a terminal degree who have professional experience and achievements that meet the criteria for appointment or promotion to Assistant Professor. 

Criteria.  Candidates for appointment or promotion to Assistant Professor in the Tenure Track must demonstrate:

  • Entry level of achievement in at least one Area of Distinction
  • Entry level of achievement in one other category
 Criteria Graph Assistant Professors
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