Promotion in faculty rank is given by the Medical School and University of Michigan only after a lengthy process of evaluation involving your academic department, external evaluators, committees within the Medical School, the Dean — and for higher levels of the faculty ladder, the EVPMA, the Provost, and the President.  

The clinical track is unique because faculty members on this track have very different jobs with a varying degree of involvement in clinical care, teaching, research and service.

Some examples of success on the clinical track are:

  • Great clinical reputation/To be the best clinician one can be
  • Academic promotion to associate or full professor
  • Being a clinician educator with or without publishing in education
  • To hold organizational leadership positions in the division, department, medical school, university or nationally
  • National recognition in their respective field
  • Become a researcher/obtain grant funding

Promotion Candidate Packet Checklist

New Appointment vs. Promotion for Clinical Lecturers

The Clinical Lecturer role is a time-limited (4 years) appointment in the Medical School. 

To move onto one of the 3 faculty tracks, a Clinical Lecturer would go through a new appointment process (likely to become an Assistant Professor), rather than the promotions process described in this section.