How to Understand Promotion Criteria for “Clinician Educator” and “Teaching” Tracks
Clinical educators enhance the missions of academic institutions by providing excellence in clinical care, teaching, and administrative leadership. Advancement in an academic setting requires scholarship; successful clinical educators develop a body of scholarly work to share with others via peer-reviewed journals, presenting seminars or lectures, conducting workshops at professional meetings, or public speaking in community settings. While this scholarship is similar to what is found in other academic faculty lines, the role of a clinical educator differs from tenure line faculty which can make it difficult to understand the criteria necessary for promotion. Therefore, the purpose of this chapter is to provide a framework for understanding the clinical educator promotion criteria and offers suggestions for those preparing for promotion.
KeywordsClinical Educator Candidate Statement Promotion Process Clinical Professor Promotion Criterion
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