Office of Academic Appointments

Senior Non-Lateral Rank Appointments

Recommendations for an appointment to the rank of Professor and Associate Professor for faculty members not presently holding this rank at their current institutions (i.e. non lateral appointments) will be reviewed as follows:
The chair and co-chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CAP) will assign an ad hoc committee consisting of two members to review the proposed appointment. The ad hoc committee is responsible for fully evaluating the appointment and where additional information may be necessary to accomplish this, the ad hoc committee will ask the coordinator of the CAP to assemble such information.

The ad hoc committee will then, after due diligence, prepare a written report to the coordinator of the CAP, who will distribute the report to all members of the CAP. The appointment will be placed on the agenda and the ad hoc committee will present the report to the full committee for a vote. If the appointment is approved by the CAP, the chair of the CAP will notify the departmental chair of the candidate's appointment. If the appointment is not approved at that time, the departmental chair will be invited to present additional information about the prospective appointment at a future meeting of the CAP.

A non-lateral appointment to the senior faculty rank will include the following titles:

TRACK STATUS TERM OF APPOINTMENT
 
INVESTIGATOR     
Professor FT/PT/VOL Indefinite
Clinical Professor VOL Indefinite
Associate Professor FT Indefinite
Associate Professor PT/VOL 5 years
Clinical Associate Professor VOL 5 years
 
CLINICIAN-EDUCATOR     
Professor of Clinical FT/PT Indefinite
Clinical Professor VOL Indefinite
Associate Professor of Clinical FT Indefinite
Associate Professor of Clinical PT 5 years
Clinical Associate Professor  VOL 5 years
 
RESEARCH PROFESSOR      
Research Professor FT/PT/VOL Indefinite
Research Associate Professor FT Indefinite
Research Associate Professor PT/VOL 5 years
 
ASSOCIATE      
Senior Associate FT/PT/VOL Indefinite
 

Recommendations for appointment should be initiated with the Office of Academic Appointments upon receipt of the signed letter of commitment for Einstein salaried faculty, or, for affiliate faculty, upon the recommendation of the chair of the department.

 
 
 

Appointment Documentation prepared by the Faculty Candidate:

  1. A completed and signed Faculty Appointment Application prepared by the faculty candidate.
  2. 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.
  3. A copy of the candidate's current New York State Medical License Registration (if applicable).
  4. A copy of the candidate's American Board Certification Certificate(s) (if applicable).
  5. A copy of the candidate's Doctoral Degree(s).
  6. A copy of the letter of resignation from the faculty candidate to any other medical school at which the applicant has a current appointment (other than Visiting or Adjunct status).
  7. A completed and signed Authorization to Release Information Form
  8. A copy of the Faculty Appointment Criteria signed by the faculty candidate.
 
 
 

Appointment Documentation prepared by the Academic Department:

  1. A completed and signed Faculty Appointment 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, and Associate Track). The chair's letter must state on which track the candidate is being proposed and should also include reference to the review of the proposed appointment 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 achievements and his or her proposed 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. Specific and detailed comments are essential for the fair and accurate assessment of the candidate's accomplishments.
  3. For Einstein salaried faculty, a copy of the signed letter of commitment from the departmental chair to the prospective faculty member.
  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. If letters have already been received pertaining to the proposed appointment being submitted, then copies of those letters may be provided in support of the appointment.
  6. In lieu of copies of letters, please provide: 
    • 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.
  1. Three copies of four or five of the candidate's most current and significant publications.

For a joint appointment, the Faculty Appointment Department Recommendation Form must be signed by both departmental chairs and submitted with each chair's letter of recommendation. Recommendations for appointment should be initiated with the Office of Academic Appointments upon receipt of the signed letter of commitment for Einstein salaried faculty, or, for affiliate faculty, upon recommendation of the chair of the department.

Appointments to senior rank may be initiated at any time; it is desirable that they be submitted as far in advance of the anticipated appointment date.

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

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