The clinical track is appropriate for faculty whose contributions to the missions of the IU School of Medicine center primarily on patient care, professional service and education, and/or activities in support of patient care. Faculty on the clinical track advance in rank based on their performance in the two missions of teaching and service, demonstrating excellence in one and satisfactory in the other. Research is not a focus of faculty on this track, but involvement in research is viewed positively as it pertains to either service activities or the scholarship of teaching and learning.
For the purpose of promotion, one must document excellence in one area either teaching or service and satisfactory in the other area. This is intended to put structure around the dossier and how it will be assessed.
Areas of Excellence
The area of excellence is the primary job for which a faculty member is hired and is the focus of their career, for example, running an educational program or a clinical niche (service). For the purpose of promotion, faculty must document excellence in one area (teaching or service) and adequacy in the other area. It is meant to put structure around the dossier and how it will be assessed.
Excellence in service or teaching
Satisfactory in other area
Clinical Track Timeline
While faculty on the clinical track are not eligible for tenure, there are several reasons to consider going up for promotion including academic acknowledgment, eligibility to serve on promotion committees, and personal satisfaction and accomplishment.