Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are appointed to a department within the School of Medicine (SoM) or to the Graduate School of Nursing(GSN), which does not have departments. Faculty involved in research and graduate training may also have an appointment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) - contact the school for further information.

Ranks, Pathways and Track: Faculty appointments are defined by Rank, Pathway, and Track. 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. The initial appointment is temporary and must be formally approved through the academic personnel process within 12 months from the date of appointment for non-clinical faculty or within 6 months from the date of appointment for faculty employed by the clinical system (UMass Memorial HealthCare). Complete information is contained in the UMMS Academic Personnel Policy.

Criteria for Appointment:Click on one of the following links for the criteria for faculty appointment on the Non-Tenure Track or Tenure Track.

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

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