Abdominal Transplant

TENURE-TRACK GUIDELINES- These are only guidelines, not requirements. They represent suggested targets of academic accomplishment if a faculty member wishes to pursue promotion with tenure. Achievement of these targets does not guarantee tenure, and not achieving them does not mean tenure will not be granted. Excellence in all three categories is not mandatory for promotion/tenure, and the guidelines are suggested for a single focus of excellence.


Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor to Associate Professor Promotion

Year
Clinical CareResearchEducationProfessional Organizations
1
Evaluate local expertise
Develop database
Enlist collaborators
Create & deliver presentations
Identify mentor
Work in mentor’s lab
Obtain local grants
Become part of existing collaborative groups
Identify student
Identify collaborators with similar interests
Assess existing program and your contribution

AAS
AHPBA
Womack
NC Chapter ACS
AMA
AST
ASTS

2

Examine data
Submit abstract
Present data nationally
Increase clinical experience
Publish OR clinical endeavor 

Gather prelim data
Submit K-award
Present data nationally
Develop novel educational methods
Test methods and collect data

ILTS
AASLD
IPITA
ACS

3
Publish data on pre-existing care
Identify deficiencies
Streamline care to correct deficiencies
Develop or participate in new treatment strategies
Collect data
Develop multidisciplinary clinic & conference
Publish data
Present on topic
Write review paper
Present new methods and data
Publish data
Expand methods to other learners

4
Devised clinical pathway
Publish review paper on topic of interest
Incorporate new treatments into educational programs
Develop infrastructure
Publish data
Plan & write R01 grant
Look for alternative funding sources
Strengthen relationship with existing collaborators and groups
Write grant to fund further investigation of methods
Develop program that benefits learners outside your discipline
 
5
Publish new data
Invited talks
National panels
Evaluate program
Look for outside collaborators
Submit R01
Publish data with new intervention
Invited national presentations
SUS
Surgical Biology Club
Southern Surgical Association
6
Participate national committees
Publish data
Obtain independent fundingParticipate in national committeesThe Transplantation Society
7
Recognized national leaderRecognized national leaderRecognized national leader 

 

Tenure-Track: Associate Professor to Professor Promotion

Year
Clinical CareResearchEducationProfessional Organizations
1
Publish novel treatments
National spokesperson
R01 grant
National authority
Nationally recognized program that attracts learners 
2
Flagship institutional program
Funding for program
Publish annually
Present regularly
Publish annually
Present regularly
American Surgical Association
3
International authority
Invited speaker internationally
Program project or training grantLeader in national educational organization 
4
National leadership in societyLeadership position national societiesInternational reputation 
5
International authorityInternational authorityInternational authority 

 

Fixed Track: Assistant Professor to Associate Professor Promotion

Year
Clinical CareResearchEducationAdministrationCommunity OutreachProfessional Organizations
1
Develop database
Assess quality
Develop technique or serviceDevelop new teaching methodIdentify
Admin gap
Identify
Comm. Deficiency
AAS
AHPBA
Womack
NC Chapter ACS
AMA
AST
ASTS
2
Implement changes
Publish interesting findings
Develop program that provides institutional serviceDisperse method in DepartmentInstitute
Program to address
Deficiency
Develop programILTS
AASLD
IPITA
3
Reassess quality
Increase referral base
Attract learners
Improve or perfect techniqueAssess effectivenessMonitor programInstitute and monitor programACS
4
Obtain funding to enhance program
Multidisciplinary
Program
Publish findings
Present findings
Present new method
Publish findings
Reassess and present & publish findingsAssess program & present and publish findings 
5
Invited speaker
Publish clinical results
Invited speakerInstitutional
instructional programs
Disperse program in institutionAdapt program to other comm. health initiativesSUS
Southern Surgical Association
6
Involvement clinical societyResearch societiesEducational societiesAdmin societiesDevelop widespread comm. AwarenessThe Transplantation Society
7
Institutional leaderIntegral institutional researcherRecognized institutional educatorInstitutional
Admin leader
Liaison between comm. and institution 

 

Fixed Track: Associate Professor to Professor Promotion

Year
Clinical CareResearchEducationAdministrationCommunity OutreachProfessional Organizations
1
Reassess programRefine programReassess programReassess programReassess program 
2
Recruit faculty & traineesReassess programNew innovationsCan program be adapted to other areas?Identify other comm. Needs 
3
Promote junior facultyTrain junior researchersTrain junior educatorsTrain othersTrain laypersons to admin program 
4
Continue national involvementNational involvementNational involvementNational involvementNational involvement 
5
Regional or national expertRegional or national expertRegional or national expertRegional or national expertRegional or national expert