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Appointments, Promotion & Tenure

Appointments to the faculty are initiated by department chairs. The School of Medicine uses the ranks of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, senior instructor, or instructor.

Appointment at the rank of professor or associate professor requires nomination by the chair, review and approval by the department committee on appointments, promotions, and tenure (the department CAPT), the School of Medicine's CAPT, the Steering Committee of Faculty Council, the dean, the provost, the president, and the University's Board of Trustees. Senior faculty at these ranks must demonstrate, among other qualifications, i) national prominence in research or ii) regional prominence (for associate professor) or national prominence (for professor) in teaching or clinical service.

Appointment at the rank of assistant professor, senior instructor, or instructor requires the same review and approval as above except for the School of Medicine's CAPT and the Steering Committee review which are not necessary for these ranks.

All new full-time faculty members receiving CWRU compensation can be appointed only following completion of affirmative action search requirements verified by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity.

No full-time faculty appointment is effective or official until approved by the Board of Trustees.