Clinical X Series
I. Overview & General Concepts
The Clinical X series is for faculty whose responsibilities are in teaching and clinical services and who are also engaged in creative activities, which may include collaborative research. Faculty in this series are members of the Academic Senate, and are appointed at the level of Clinical Instructor, Assistant, Associate and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. These guidelines will specifically describe departmental expectations at each level. There will be variations on the number of publications, grants, teaching hours, administrative roles and public service activities among the faculty; however overall the ideal of this series is outstanding teaching, provision of the highest quality of clinical care within the context of UCSF teaching and training programs, original research which may include collaborative research in high impact publications and other modes of dissemination of knowledge, and involvement with university and public service. Documentation may include teaching evaluations via the EValue system, CME course evaluations, mentoring evaluation forms, letters from colleagues, published journal articles, summary of presentations with location and title, practice guidelines that have been adopted elsewhere, and acknowledgment of the use of designed curriculum at other institutions.
Distinguishing features that separate the Clinical X series from the Clinical series are outstanding and original contributions in education and training, noteworthy innovation in clinical practice, and outstanding and original research which may include collaborative research. Dissemination of this work through publication or presentation is a key consideration. Distinguishing features for a faculty member in Clinical X rather than in the Ladder Rank or In Residence series is that a faculty member in the Clinical X series has a heavier load of teaching and/or clinical service than in the other two series and/or the research may be as a collaborator rather than as a principal investigator.
It is anticipated that a number of faculty in the Clinical Series will qualify for the Clinical X series. After four years of appointment in the Clinical Series, faculty members will be evaluated by the Department Committee on Appointments and Promotions for appointment to the Clinical X series. However, a Change in Series to the Clinical X series will require a national search and must meet the programmatic need of the Department.
II. Domains for the Clinical X Series
III. Appointment in the Clinical X Series
Appointment in the Clinical X series can be at the Clinical Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Professor level, if the domains described above are appropriate. As mentioned above, faculty in the Clinical series will be reviewed by the Department Committee on Appointments and Promotions every four years, to check and see if a lateral transfer is appropriate to the Clinical X series, based on the domains above.
IV. Promotion in the Clinical X Series
- From Instructor to Assistant Professor of Clinical X
- Appointment at Assistant Professor Level
- Advancement at the Assistant Professor Level
- From Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
- Advancement at the Associate Professor Level
- From Associate Professor to Professor
- Advancement at the Professor Level