SUR Associate Professor

Surgery

Associate Professor

The rank of Associate Professor may be an initial appointment appropriate for qualified individuals, with a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Faculty members appointed or promoted to the rank of Associate Professor will have demonstrated the clear capacity for sustained achievement and productivity in scholarly activities. Eligibility for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor typically requires at least four (4) years of experience at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates for Associate Professor must meet and exceed all of the criteria outlined for the rank of Assistant Professor. Peer recognition of scholarly achievements is an essential criterion for appointment at or advancement to the rank of Associate Professor. Peer recognition includes evidence of an established national reputation beyond the parent institution within the individual's discipline, area of interest, or specialty.

Below are the criteria that needs to be met to be eligible for the rank of Associate Professor.

  • Scholarship of Discovery and/or Integration: This rank requires evidence of continuing research productivity through competency in independent research or as a major contributor to collaborative research that leads to the acquisition of new knowledge, or the integration of knowledge.
  • Scholarship of Teaching: This rank requires demonstrated evidence of the skills necessary to effectively transfer knowledge and the ability to lead students to think critically and purposefully. Faculty must provide evidence of developing and achieving some teaching skill.
  • Scholarship of Application: Professional service demonstrating involvement at the institutional and broader academic and professional community level is expected. Evidence of participation in appropriate professional organizations is required for all candidates.
  • Institutional Citizenship: This rank requires evidence of leadership of, or major contributions to, the activities of USUHS (or other academic institution), School of Medicine, departmental, and institutional committees and/or mission-related administrative functions.

Submission requirements differs based on Prefixed titles and pathway. Please see additional details on the Professional Prefix and Faculty Pathway page.

To begin the appointment or promotion process of obtaing an Associate Professor appointment please submit the following items to the Faculty Coordinator:

Associate Professor

  • CV (USU or AAMC Format)
  • Statement of Academic Accomplishment and/or Educational Philosophy (2 pages max)
  • Four Samples of Academic Publications (Reprints)
  • Command Endorsement
  • USU Form 107
  • Names and Address of at least 3 Peers or Colleagues (Associate Professor or Professor) from whom we can solicite Letters of Recommendations
  • Educator’s Portfolio (optional, however, encouraged)

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • CV (USU or AAMC Format)
  • Statement of Academic Accomplishment and/or Educational Philosophy (2 pages max)
  • Four Samples of Academic Publications (Reprints)
  • Command Endorsement
  • USU Form 107
  • Educator’s Portfolio (optional, however, encouraged)

Clinical Associate Professor

  • CV (USU or AAMC Format)
  • Command Endorsement
  • USU Form 107
  • Names and Address of Peers or Colleagues (Associate Professor or Professor) from whom we can solicite Letters of Recommendations

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Faculty Coordinator.

Daniel Patterson
Faculty Coordinator
301-295-3156
Daniel.Patterson.ctr@usuhs.edu

Faculty Appointment Contact

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Surgery
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-3155
Fax: (301) 295-3627

Gary G. Wind, MD, FACS
Chair, Internal Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure
Gary.Wind@usuhs.edu

Charfadi Nasution
Faculty Coordinator
(301) 295-3156
Charfadi.Nasution@usuhs.edu