Clinical Faculty Appointment/Tenure Track
Most clinicians are salaried as a faculty member and a physician
surgeon. Some points to remember when structuring the appointment
To be in the tenure track, assistant professors must have their
faculty appointment line at greater than 50%. However, newly hired
associate professors and professors can be tenured at any amount
Tenure track percent and dollars should not be decreased without
written agreement from the faculty member.
Assistant professor faculty in the Clinical Discipline Track (who
by definition are not tenure track) are on N tenure if the faculty
appointment line is less than or equal to 50% and W tenure (with
a fully executed W agreement required) if greater than 50%.
Effective February 8, 2010, all new faculty hires that are truly primarily clinical/clinician educators will be clinical discipline track (i.e. Prof of Clinical “discipline”) and will be funded at a minimum ratio of 60% physician surgeon and 40% faculty title. The expectation is that although the Physician Surgeon line provides certain flexibility, the faculty member will remain > 50% FTE. The assumption is total compensation will be consistent and subject to clinical productivity and departmental incentive plans. This 60/40 split is intended to clarify the primary clinician teacher role, better define tenure versus non-tenured faculty, avoid triggering W agreements prior to promotion to senior rank, and creates the desired consistency required by Campus faculty HR.
Associate professors and professors in the Clinical Discipline
Track must have a W contract on file if any of their contractual
salary is attributed to the faculty rank line.
To pay as a physician surgeon, an individual must have a faculty
line. The norm for those who are salaried is to have some percent
and dollars attributed to the faculty rank.