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Appointment to Instructor in the Non-Tenure Track

(See APP, Section 3.6)

Eligibility.  Candidates for appointment as Instructor are expected to contribute to UMMS educational and research programs and are one of the following:

  • Clinical practitioners with a terminal degree in a clinical discipline who are board-certified, have equivalent qualifications, or have completed all necessary training to be eligible for board certification; and who devote a small proportion of professional effort (generally <10% effort) to UMMS educational and research programs.
  • Clinical trainees in UMMS non-ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) accredited fellowship programs or individuals appointed as UMMS Chief Residents after completing residency training. Individuals participating in ACGME-approved residency and fellowship programs are not eligible for a Faculty appointment, except as allowed by ACGME and Department policy.
  • Individuals with a terminal degree who have completed a minimum of 2 years post-doctoral training (or equivalent postdoctoral experience) and who are non-independent investigators transitioning to the academic pathway. Postdoctoral Associates are not eligible for a Faculty appointment.
  • Individuals without a terminal degree who contribute to UMMS educational and research programs.

Individuals can only be appointed as Instructors in the Non-Tenure Track.

Criteria.  Candidates for appointment to Instructor must demonstrate Entry level of achievement in at least one Area of Distinction.

 Criteria Graph Instructors