Here you will find a summary of resources and guidance for those interested in a new faculty appointment at the rank of Pathways to Independence Instructor within the School of Medicine (SOM) track as well as assistance for current Pathways Instructors who are interested in the process for appointment and reappointment. Please reference the full set of guidance available through our official guidelines and seek assistance from our office or your department for additional information. Please note, these appointments are of a special nature and should not be confused with regular Instructor appointments. Promotion to Assistant Professor is not available on this track, but we welcome Pathways Instructors to apply for posted faculty positions.
Faculty on the School of Medicine (SOM) track are judged on the entirety of their contributions to the BSD and University in the three primary missions. Unlike in the BSD track, there are multiple pathways to advancement (including those culminating in a tenured appointment on the BSD track). With rare exceptions, contributions to the patient care and educational missions are required on these pathways. Some faculty on the SOM pathways will lead programs devoted to traditional scholarship i.e. the creation of knowledge. Others will enhance the intellectual life of the BSD by contributing to its scholarly and educational missions. These academic activities may appropriately take a broad range of forms depending on clinical obligations and the ability to obtain funds to support these activities. Learn more about our different academic appointments here.