Overview

The information provided here an overview of the faculty appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review processes. The CMU College of Medicine is comprised of three disciplines: foundational sciences, medical sciences, and surgical sciences. Each discipline is led by a chair who holds primary academic responsibility for the faculty appointed in their discipline. The chair’s responsibility includes annual performance review, appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and mentoring. Detailed information is available in the Medical Faculty resources section of this page.

Rank and Appointment Type

Non Tenure 

Appropriate for the clinician or foundational faculty whose principal activity is engagement in UME, GME, patient care, education, research.

Ranks:

Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Instructor

Tenure Track/Tenure 

Appropriate for clinical or foundational faculty employed by CMU who is engaged in UME, GME, education, and/or research, with a record of sustained research and scholarship or the demonstrable promise thereof.
*Tenure is only available to faculty employed by Central Michigan University.

Ranks:

Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
 

Community Educator 

Appropriate for teaching professionals not employed by CMU or CMU Medical Education Partners who is engaged in UME education or involved with collaborative research/scholarship.

Ranks:

Clinical Professor
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor
Instructor