Identifying a Title: Track & Area of Focus

The decision about which academic title you are requesting is usually made during the initial discussions that take place between you, your supervisor and Division Chief.

The Department offers several different types of academic appointments. It may be helpful to read about these options (Academic Titles) and to include this topic in your discussions with your mentor, supervisor, or Division Chief which option best suits your professional goals. In addition Officers of Instruction apply for promotion with a focus on one of the three areas. Faculty may also chose more than one area if this better reflects their involvement at the medical center.

The CUMC Office of Academic Affairs has developed an Area of Focus Self-Assessment Tool for CUMC Faculty that can help you identify the appropriate area or areas of focus that best fit your activities.

When a Division Chief formally nominates a candidate the requested title is included in the Nomination Letter.

Dr. Ehrhardt will review this choice in her initial review of your CV (prior to approval to apply, see Getting Started), Dr. Ehrhardt will suggest a track and title, with approval by the Department Chairman, based on the candidate’s relative emphasis in the fields of: research, administration, clinical care or teaching. The choice of title is usually based on career emphasis and level of accomplishment.