Narrative Statement: Associate Professor, Non-Tenure Track

Candidates for appointment or promotion to Associate Professor in the Non-Tenure Track must demonstrate all of the following (Section 3.8.b):

  • Established level of achievement in an Area of Distinction;
  • Entry level of achievement in at least two other categories; and
  • At least Entry level of achievement in Education
    (Note that Education is one of the two categories required at Entry level unless Education is the primary Area of Distinction.)

How do these criteria translate to your situation?
This guide describes some examples. Look through the examples below to identify the scenario that best fits your achievements and distribution of effort.

Primary Area of Distinction

All candidates must identify a primary Area of Distinction that provides a unifying theme for their activities, achievements, scholarship, and academic reputation. The candidate selects this area, in consultation with their Chair or Division Chief, and the Area is identified on their Faculty Status Form, which is the cover for the Basic File.

In addition, candidates must have two other categories at Entry level or higher; Education must be included as a category. Unless specified otherwise on your Faculty Status Form or in your narrative statement, review committees (DPAC and PAC) will evaluate achievements in your primary Area of Distinction, Education and Academic Service.

The following scenarios apply to faculty with only a primary area of distinction:

The Clinical Practitioner

   
Primary Area of Distinction: Health Care Delivery
A candidate who devotes a majority of effort (> 75%) to health care delivery with a minority of effort for education and academic service.
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  Expected Achievements:
• Established level in Health Care Delivery
• Entry level in Education
• Entry level in Academic Service

The Researcher

   

Primary Area of Distinction: Investigation
A candidate who devotes a majority of effort (> 75%) to investigation with a minority of effort for education and academic service.
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  Expected Achievements:
• Established level in Investigation
• Entry level in Education
• Entry level in Academic Service

The Policy Expert or Community Engager

   
Primary Area of Distinction: Population Health & Public Policy
A candidate who devotes a majority of effort (> 75%) to population health and/or public policy with a minority of effort for education and academic service.
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  Expected Achievements:
• Established level in Population Health & Public Policy
• Entry level in Education
• Entry level in Academic Service

The Educator

   
Primary Area of Distinction: Education
A candidate who devotes full time to education and who does not practice clinically or conduct research.
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  Expected Achievements:
• Established level in Education
• Entry level in Academic Service
Educators who do not practice clinically or conduct research are allowed to have only one category at Entry level. Educators who practice or do research should follow the Educator-Clinician or Educator-Investigator scenarios below.

Secondary Area of Distinction

Candidates may identify a secondary Area of Distinction where they have achievements that they would like to be considered in addition to their primary Area of Distinction. In these cases, achievements in the secondary Area should be at least higher than Entry level and may be at Established level. The secondary Area is identified on the Faculty Status Form. Here are some examples:

The Clinician-Educator

   
Primary Area of Distinction: Health Care Delivery
Secondary Area of Distinction: Education
A candidate who devotes a majority of effort to health care delivery with some effort (and achievements) in education.
Download example Narrative Statement (pdf)

  Expected Achievements:
• Established level in Health Care Delivery
Entry to Established level in Education
• Entry level in Academic Service

The Educator-Clinician

   

Primary Area of Distinction: Education
Secondary Area of Distinction: Health Care Delivery
A candidate who devotes a majority of effort to or who has major achievements in education with some effort (and achievements) in health care delivery.
Download example Narrative Statement (pdf)

  Expected Achievements:
• Established level in Education
Entry to Established level in Health Care Delivery
• Entry level in Academic Service

The Clinician-Investigator

   
Primary Area of Distinction: Health Care Delivery
Secondary Area of Distinction: Investigation
A candidate who devotes a majority of effort to health care delivery with some effort (and achievements) in investigation.
Download example Narrative Statement (pdf)

  Expected Achievements:
• Established level in Health Care Delivery
• Entry to Established
level in Investigation
• Entry level in Education
• Entry level in Academic Service

The Investigator-Clinician

   
Primary Area of Distinction: Investigation
Secondary Area of Distinction: Health Care Delivery
A candidate who devotes a majority of effort to health care delivery with some effort (and achievements) in investigation.
Download example Narrative Statement (pdf)

  Expected Achievements:
• Established level in Investigation
• Entry 
to Established level in Health Care Delivery
• Entry level in Education
• Entry level in Academic Service

The Educator-Investigator

   
Primary Area of Distinction: Education
Secondary Area of Distinction: Investigation
A candidate who devotes a majority of effort to or who has major achievements in education with some effort (and achievements) in investigation.
Download example Narrative Statement (pdf)
   Expected Achievements:
• Established level in Education
• Entry to Established level in Investigation
• Entry level in Academic Service