Promotion in rank at the Indiana University School of Medicine recognizes faculty accomplishments and contributions to the school’s missions of service, research and teaching. It is these 3 missions that are used as “areas of excellence”. Faculty on the tenure track must demonstrate “excellence” in one of these 3 mission areas and “satisfactory” in the other two. Faculty on the clinical track must demonstrate “excellence” in either service or teaching and “satisfactory” in the other area. Faculty on the research scientist track must demonstrate “excellence” in research and the requirements for service vary by department. No matter the track, when a dossier is reviewed, all faculty are assessed on their body of work, scholarship and national reputation in their area of excellence. The preparation of a dossier takes a significant amount of time and must be planned carefully. Thus, it is important to review the explicit criteria.

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