Suggested Guidelines for Appointment or Promotion to Senior Rank
The Research Professor Track is a non-tenure track reserved for members of the Einstein faculty with a Ph.D. or M.D. who demonstrate ongoing commitment to basic or clinical research in a primarily supportive role. The Research Professor is considered an essential member of the team carrying out the research.
The individual's contributions may include development and writing of research proposals; administrative or "hands-on" responsibilities for major research core facilities or managing an essential research service, laboratory testing protocol or a field site in a clinical research program. They will have co-authored peer-reviewed publications and/or other scholarly research papers such as brief research reports, book chapters, reviews or other non-peer reviewed reports.
There shall be some local and national recognition as an invited speaker at rounds or research seminars as well as evidence of participation as a course leader, preceptor, conference contributor for research-focused programs or courses or supportive role as research mentor of fellows, post-docs and students.
Recommendation to the Research Professor Track is made to the senior ranks of:
- Research Professor of…
- Research Associate Professor of…
One can be appointed as a Research Assistant Professor on this track at the discretion of the chair. Under ordinary circumstances, a faculty member can ascend in rank within this track. Under appropriate extraordinary circumstances, on recommendation of the chair and approval of the Dean, as well as Committee on Appointments and Promotions, one may move to another track or into this one. Appointment or promotion to senior rank requires recommendation by the chair and is subject to review and approval by the Committee on Appointments and Promotions.
Research Professor Track Checklist