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    Appointment or Promotion as a Volunteer Professor

    Promotion or appointment of Volunteer Faculty to the rank of Professor requires that the candidate has continued to grow in stature and has remained productive in contributions to the missions of the College. A description of the candidate's plan for contribution to at least one of the three academic achievement focus areas of the College must be included. Generally, an appointment or promotion to the rank of Professor for a Volunteer Faculty requires a minimum of 15 years of academic service. Appointments and promotions of Volunteer Faculty to the rank of Professor require the positive recommendation of the Committee on Rank and Tenure. Documentation of further accomplishments since the initial appointment or promotion must be provided. Promotion or appointment to Professor requires significant extramural recognition and authoritative expertise and reputation in the candidate's field. Scholarly presentations or publications of research and/or clinical accomplishments are usual for this promotion. Additional evidence of accomplishments at this level may include:

    • service as a speaker at professional conferences;
    • promotion of relationships with professional medical societies;
    • service as a visiting professor;
    • preparation of books, chapters, or reviews;
    • service on editorial boards, or as officer of a national professional society;
    • awards or honors;
    • appointment to government-review panels or committees; and
    • appointment to major committees of state or national professional societies.