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Professor is the highest academic recognition of the School of Medicine and is earned by faculty who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the different areas of Scholarship. Candidates for promotion to Professor must be fully credentialed and must provide the highest quality patient care in their specialty, setting the standards of excellence for clinical service. Candidates for promotion to Professor must also demonstrate excellence as a professional role model and should demonstrate outstanding peer recognition. Full Professors should have a national to global reputation. This is evidenced through activities like:
- Serving in a major academic administrative role at USU or one of its affiliated institutions
- Leadership and continued service on the study sections of federal granting, scientific, or health review agencies
- Holding office or selective committee membership in national/international, military, public health, scientific, or health care organizations
- Serving on editorial boards of scientific or scholarly clinical journals
- Leadership in the operation, development, and improvement of the DOD, VA, or HHS health care systems
- Serving as the consultant or advisor to a Surgeon General
- Leadership in a federal agency with responsibilities relevant to health
- Special recognition awards by national organizations for distinguished achievement in clinical medicine, biomedical science, public health, or health policy
Professors spend at least 4 years at the Associate Professor level and exceed all of the Associate Professor criteria. Please note, however, faculty members who are considered for full Professor typically are not considered for this rank for many years (6-10 years as Associate Professors), if at all. The guidelines below summarize the targeted Scholarship levels for Professor, and the full guidelines can be found in USU Instruction 1100A.
Candidates for promotion to Professor serve as a standard of excellence for colleagues. They should demonstrate continued productive and independent research achievement and leadership in collaborative research. Candidates should have produced on average 15-20 peer-reviewed publications based primarily on their contributions.
Candidates’ teaching performance should serve as a standard of excellence. Candidates for Professor should have achieved Level One and Level Two teaching and should have evidence of Level 3 accomplishments. Below is a summary of these levels as detailed in USU Instruction 1100A:
Level One: Individual classroom and/or department
- Can provide effective transfer of knowledge and/or skills
- Can show students how to think critically and purposefully, and help develop students’ self-directed learning skills
- Active participation in department teaching activities: presenting lectures, advising students, mentoring students and fellows, organizing journal clubs, teaching small groups, etc.
- Meritorious teaching evaluations from students and peers
Level Two: Individual classroom and/or department
- Creates teaching materials (ex. clinical case materials, courses, curriculum)
- Supervises students and research projects
- Creates novel techniques or methods (software, videotapes, workshops) for teaching
- Assumes teaching leadership roles (course, module, clerkship, residency, or fellowship director)
- Invited to present outside of the department (courses, Grand Rounds, local and national meetings)
- Runs regional continuing education courses
Level Three: At the national and/or international level
- Publications on health professional education (hypothesis-driven research, methodology, outcome assessment competency, and curriculum reform)
- Peer review and acceptance of published and circulated materials
- Develops educational material other than print (video, computer programs, Internet) which is utilized outside of USU
- Experiments with, analyze and evaluates alternative teaching materials and approaches
- Publishes syllabi and textbooks
- Assumes and institutional level policy-making administrative role
- Consistently participates in national educational activities (Residency Review committees, re-certification, symposia, etc.)
- Invited to be a visiting scholar at other institutions
- Reputation beyond USUHS for being an innovative educator (evidenced by reference letters, invitations to present at national and international conferences, serving on journal boards, and serving on national and international committees for education)
Candidates show leadership in policymaking and other committees of the department, USU, health care or research facility, or uniformed service.
Please visit the Promotion page of this site to learn more about the application process and documentation requirements for promotion to Professor. If you have any questions about the promotion process please contact the Anesthesiology Academic Mentoring Committee.