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Faculty Appointments, Promotions and Tenure

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources provides guidance and assists the School of Medicine department administrators in the processing of faculty appointments and promotions for full and part time, senior and junior level faculty, the awarding of tenure, annual faculty activity summaries, and other faculty issues.

Faculty members may be full-time or part-time. The faculty handbook states, “Eligibility for consideration for appointment or reappointment to the full-time faculty must include both of the following qualifications and is subject to approval by the dean: a. fifty percent or more time must be devoted to approved academic activities; and b. the academic activity must be conducted at an approved site.”

Full-time faculty may or may not receive a paycheck from CWRU, and if they do receive one, are Benelect eligible if that paycheck is fifty percent or more of their professional compensation. All new full-time faculty appointments are conferred by the University Board of Trustees.

CWRU SOM uses five full time faculty ranks:

  • senior level: Professor & Associate Professor
  • junior level: Assistant Professor, Senior Instructor & Instructor

SOM has a two-track appointment system for full-time faculty at the Assistant Professor level and higher:

  • tenured or on the tenure track (appointments with tenure or leading to tenure consideration)
  • on the non-tenure track (appointments not leading to tenure consideration)

Part time ranks are: Adjunct/Clinical Professor, Adjunct/Clinical Associate Professor, Adjunct/Clinical Assistant Professor, Adjunct/Clinical Senior Instructor and Adjunct/Clinical Instructor.

All faculty appointments are for a one year period and are annually renewable. The faculty member is asked to sign and return a copy and keep a copy for their records.

All full time faculty will be issued a CWRU User ID and are encouraged to obtain a CWRU ID card (by visiting Access Services); all part time faculty are eligible for and encouraged to obtain a CWRU ID card (by visiting Access Services) and to request from our office a CWRU User ID and email/computer account.