Office of Academic Appointments

Senior Lateral Rank Appointments

Recommendations for a lateral appointment to the rank of Professor and Associate Professor for faculty members holding this rank at their current institutions (i.e. a lateral appointment) will be reviewed as follows:

The chair and co-chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CAP) will assign a committee member to review the proposed appointment. The member will evaluate and review the proposed appointment and will submit a written report to the chair and co-chair of the CAP. If the recommendation to appoint the candidate at the proposed rank is favorable, the chair and co-chair of the CAP have the authority to review and approve the recommendation. The chair of the CAP will notify the departmental chair of the candidate's appointment. The announcement of such appointment will be placed on the following CAP agenda and no vote will be necessary by the membership of the CAP.

In some instances, it may be necessary for the ad hoc member to request additional information in order to fully evaluate the appointment. The ad hoc member is responsible for asking the coordinator of the CAP to assemble the information. After receipt of this additional information, the ad hoc member will prepare the report and if upon further due diligence, the ad hoc's report is not favorable, then such appointment will be placed on the next agenda for full CAP review.

A lateral appointment to the senior faculty rank will include the following titles:

TRACK STATUS TERM OF APPOINTMENT
 
INVESTIGATOR     
Professor FT/PT/VOL Indefinite
Clinical Professor VOL Indefinite
Associate Professor FT Indefinite
Associate Professor PT/VOL 5 years
Clinical Associate Professor VOL 5 years
 
CLINICIAN-EDUCATOR     
Professor of Clinical FT/PT Indefinite
Clinical Professor VOL Indefinite
Associate Professor of Clinical FT Indefinite
Associate Professor of Clinical PT 5 years
Clinical Associate Professor VOL 5 years
 
RESEARCH PROFESSOR      
Research Professor FT/PT/VOL Indefinite
Research Associate Professor FT Indefinite
Research Associate Professor PT/VOL 5 years
 
ASSOCIATE      
Senior Associate FT/PT/VOL Indefinite
 

Recommendations for appointment should be submitted to the Office of Academic Appointments upon receipt of the signed letter of commitment for Einstein salaried faculty, or for the affiliate faculty, upon recommendation of the chair of the department.

 
 
 

Appointment Documentation prepared by the Faculty Candidate:

  1. A completed and signed Faculty Appointment Application prepared by the faculty candidate.
  2. A copy of the candidate’s current curriculum vitae and bibliography, using the attached format. If the attached format is not followed exactly, the nomination will be returned to the department for revision.
  3. A copy of the candidate's current New York State Medical License Registration (if applicable).
  4. A copy of the candidate's American Board Certification Certificate(s) (if applicable).
  5. A copy of the candidate's Doctoral Degree(s).
  6. A copy of the letter of resignation from the faculty candidate to any other medical school at which the applicant has a current appointment (other than Visiting or Adjunct status).
  7. A completed and signed Authorization to Release Information Form
  8. A copy of the Faculty Appointment Criteria signed by the faculty candidate.
 
 
 

Appointment Documentation prepared by the Academic Department:

  1. A completed and signed Faculty Appointment Department Recommendation Form. 
  2. A detailed and comprehensive letter of recommendation from the departmental chair that addresses the objective criteria specified in the "Suggested Guidelines for Promotion to Senior Rank" (Investigator Track, Clinician-Educator Track, Research Professor Track, and Associate Track). The chair's letter must state on which track the candidate is being proposed. The chair's letter of recommendation should also include reference to the review of the appointment nomination and associated recommendation by the departmental review committee. To accomplish its charges, the Committees on Appointments and Promotions needs clear and explicit information about the candidate's achievements and his or her proposed contributions to the academic goals of the College of Medicine. The letter of recommendation, therefore, should include, as applicable, a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the candidate's research, teaching, clinical and administrative activities. Specific and detailed comments are essential for the fair and accurate assessment of the candidate's accomplishments. 
  3. For Einstein salaried faculty, a copy of the signed letter of commitment from the departmental chair to the prospective faculty member.
  4. For applications in the Clinician-Educator Track, a Teaching Portfolio must be included.  For applications in the Investigator, Research Professor and Associate Tracks, inclusion of a Teaching Portfolio is highly recommended. 
  5. If letters have already been received pertaining to the proposed appointment being submitted, then copies of those letters may be provided in support of the appointment.
  6. In lieu of copies of letters, please provide:
    • The names, addresses and email addresses of two referees who do not currently have Einstein faculty appointments. These individuals must be capable of assessing the candidate's accomplishments; however, they should not have worked closely with the candidate.
    • The names of two senior Einstein faculty members capable of addressing the candidate's accomplishments.
    • The names, addresses and email addresses of two students, residents and/or fellows (as applicable) who can evaluate the candidate's teaching ability. 
  1. Three copies of four or five of the candidate's most current and significant publications.

For a joint lateral appointment, the Faculty Appointment Department Recommendation Form must be signed by both departmental chairs and submitted with each chair's letter of recommendation. Recommendations for appointment should be initiated with the Office of Academic Appointments upon receipt of the signed letter of commitment for Einstein salaried faculty, or for affiliate faculty, upon the recommendation of the chair of the department.

Appointments to senior rank may be initiated at any time; it is desirable that they be submitted as far in advance of the anticipated appointment date as possible.

Under no circumstances should individuals use their proposed titles until are approved in writing.

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