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Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are appointed in a department within the School of Medicine (SOM) or in the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN), which does not have departments.

Faculty Positions: Faculty appointments are defined by TrackRank and Employment Status; click here for more information. Faculty members may hold appointments or positions in multiple units; click here for more information. The type of appointment is determined by the Department Chair (SOM) or Dean (GSN) on initial appointment and is confirmed in the letter of appointment. 

Employed Faculty are assigned a temporary appointment (APP, Section 3.12.a) at the rank and title proposed by their chair or dean until their appointment is approved through the process described below. Approval of temporary appointments should be completed within one year.  Other Faculty Appointments (Professional Staff; Affiliate, Adjunct and Visiting Faculty) are effective when the appointment is approved.

Appointment Process: Click here for further information on the appointment process for new faculty.

Recruitment and Hiring: Click here for further information on the recruitment and hiring process for faculty.

Eligibility and Criteria for Appointment: Click here for an overview of eligibility and criteria for appointment. Click on one of the following links for the eligibility and criteria for appointment to an academic rank in the Non-Tenure Track or Tenure Track (including tenured faculty).

Tenure Track (including Tenured Faculty):

Non-Tenure Track: