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Appointments

All part-time faculty appointments are for a period of one year or less.

Appointment Process

Who performsAction(s) performed
Part-time
Faculty
Candidate

Uses the below templates to submit an appointment/renewal request to the Department Chair/Director.

Department
Chair/Director
Reviews the potential/existing Part-time Faculty request, academic activities, and CV.
Consults appointment/renewal or termination within the Department.

Makes recommendations for:

  • Instructors to the Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty (ABMF) Committee.
  • Assistant Professors to the Agenda Committee of the ABMF, who endorses and forwards recommendations to the ABMF.
  • Associate Professors to the Dean, who forwards recommendations to the ABMF and the Associate Professor Promotions Committee (APPC).
  • Professors to the Dean, who forwards recommendations to the ABMF and the Professor Promotions Committee (PPC).
Advisory Board
of the Medical
Faculty (ABMF)
Committee

Reviews recommendations and submits approved recommendations on:

  • Instructors, Assistant Professors, and Associate Professors to the Dean.
  • Professors to the Trustees of the University for final approval.
Associate
Professor
Promotions
Committee
(APPC)

Reviews recommendations from the Department Chair/Director.

Seeks information on the candidate from within and outside the School of Medicine.

Reports endorsements to the Dean and ABMF.
Professor
Promotions
Committee
(PPC)

Extensively reviews recommendations from the Department Chair/Director.

Seeks information on the candidate from within and outside the School of Medicine.

Makes a recommendation to the ABMF, or reports to the Dean that it does not recommend appointment/renewal.
Dean
Notifies the faculty member of the appointment, or transmits a decisions not to appoint/renew to the Department Chair/Director.
Registrar
 Sends the renewal appointment letters to the Department.
Department
Send the appointment/renewal letters to the Part-time Faculty member.
Extracted from JHUSOM. (2010). Blue Book: (pp 18-21).

Faculty Ranks

RankCriteria
Instructor
Expected to have completed formal training, developed the skills required for their clinical field or basic science discipline, and shown potential for growth in academic pursuits. Must also carry out academic and/or patient care responsibilities with professional competence, intellectual honesty, high ethical standards, and in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the University.
Assistant Professor
Expected to demonstrate clear evidence of creative scholarship in the area of their primary expertise. Documenting substantive creative scholarship. Suggestions for documenting substantive scholarly contributions are in the Silver Book. In addition, carry out academic and/or patient care responsibilities with professional competence, intellectual honesty, high ethical standards, and in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the University.
Associate Professor
Requires meritorious publications and substantive contributions to education and/or clinical practice. Scholarly achievement indicated by national recognition by their peers. Documenting progress toward becoming an outstanding national leader in the field. Suggestions for documenting substantive scholarly contributions and national recognition are in the Silver Book. In addition, carry out academic and/or patient care responsibilities with professional competence, intellectual honesty, high ethical standards, and in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the University.
Professor
Must have outstanding records of scholarly achievement including teaching, achieved national leadership and in most cases, international professional recognition, and rank among the foremost leaders in their field. Documenting outstanding scholarly achievements, national leadership, and international recognition. Suggestions for documenting substantive scholarly contributions and national recognition are in the Silver Book. In addition, carry out academic and/or patient care responsibilities with professional competence, intellectual honesty, high ethical standards, and in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the University.
Extracted from JHUSOM. (2010). Blue Book: (pp 17-21).

Faculty Titles

TitleStipulations
Adjunct
  • Serve on year-to-year appointments.
  • Do not receive base salary, but may receive compensation or an honorarium for services rendered to the School of Medicine.
  • Excluded from the Appointments and Promotions provisions of the School of Medicine.
  • Not eligible for the Johns Hopkins University Benefits Plan.
  • Expected to comply with the Policies and Guidelines Governing Appointments and Promotions, and Professional Activities of the Part-Time Faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the exception of the appointments and promotions review, the University Intellectual Property Policy and the Conflict of Interest Policy of the School of Medicine.
  • Must use the modifier adjunct whenever making a reference to their faculty status in publications, curriculum vitae and in self-identification in public representations.
Visiting
  • Appointed for renewable terms in excess of three months and not to exceed 12 months with no commitment for appointment to the permanent faculty.
  • Expected to comply with all policies of the University and School of Medicine, including the University Intellectual Property Policy and the Conflict of Interest Policy of the School of Medicine. Must use the modifier visiting whenever they make reference to their faculty status.
Guest
Persons invited to participate, for a period of not more than three months, in scholarly and/or teaching activities at the School of Medicine.
Extracted from JHUSOM. (2010). Blue Book: (pp 17-21).

 

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