The Research Track began in 1974. There is a mandated ascension in rank — 4 years for Research Investigator, 6 years for Assistant Research Scientist, and 7 years for Research Assistant Professor — which reflects achievements in research.
- Strong emphasis on scholarly research that results in publications and funding.
- Participation in the peer review process, including manuscript reviews and grant reviews.
The major activity on this track is scholarly research that results in publications and funding. Other activities include participation in the peer review process including manuscript reviews and grant reviews.