Office of Academic Appointments

Senior Rank Promotions

The application for a promotion to a senior rank must be submitted to the Office of Academic Appointments by October 15th of any calendar year, to become effective July 1st of the following year. The following documents are required as part of the promotion packet: 

  1. A completed and signed Faculty Promotion 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, 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 proposed promotion and associated recommendation by the departmental review committee. To accomplish its charges, the Committee on Appointments and Promotions needs clear and explicit information about the candidate's contributions to the academic goals of the College of Medicine. The letter of recommendation should include, as applicable, a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the candidate's research, teaching, clinical and administrative activities contributed to the College of Medicine, its affiliated institutions and other local, national and international activities.  Specific and detailed comments are essential for the fair and accurate assessment of the candidate's accomplishments.
  3. 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.
  4. For applications in the Clinician-Educator Track, a Teaching Portfolio must be included.  For applications in the Investigator TrackResearch Professor Track and Associate Track, inclusion of a Teaching Portfolio is highly recommended. 
  5. Referees:
    • The names, address and email addresses of four 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 four senior Einstein faculty members capable of assessing the candidate's accomplishments.
    • The names, address and email addresses of four students, residents and/or fellows (as applicable) who can evaluate the candidate's teaching ability.
  6. Three copies of four or five of the candidate's most current and significant publications.
 
 
 

Joint Promotions

Where a faculty member is being proposed for a promotion to more than one academic department, the Faculty Promotion Department Recommendation Form must be signed by both departmental chairs and submitted with each chair's letter of recommendation.

 
 
 

Secondary and Tertiary Promotions

The following documents are to be submitted to the Office of Academic Appointments: 

  1. A completed Faculty Promotion Department Recommendation Form signed by the primary departmental chair as well as the secondary and/or tertiary departmental chair.
     
  2. A detailed and comprehensive letter of recommendation from the chair of the secondary and/or tertiary department that addresses the objective criteria specified in the "Suggested Guidelines for Promotion to Senior Rank". The chair's letter of recommendation should also include reference to the review of the proposed promotion and associated recommendaton by the departmental review committee. To accomplish its charges, the Committee on Appointments and Promotions needs clear and explicit information about the candidate's contributions to the academic goals of the College of Medicine. The letter of recommendation should include, as applicable, a quantitative and qualitative asessment of the candidate's research, teaching, clinical and administrative activities contributed to the College of Medicine, its affiliated institutions and other local, national and international activities. Specific and detailed comments are essential for the fair and accurate assessment of the candidate's accomplishments.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. For applications in the Clinician-Educator Track, a Teaching Portfolio must be included.  For applications in the Investigator Track, Research Professor Track and Associate Track, inclusion of a Teaching Portfolio is highly recommended.
     
  5. Referees:
    • 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.
       
  6. Three copies of four or five of the candidate's most current and significant publications.

The application for a promotion to a senior rank must be submitted to the Office of Academic Appointments by October 15th of any calendar year, to become effective the following July 1st.

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

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