Associate Professor Promotion: Scholarship in Education

National recognition for education entails: (1) development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative educational programs with national reputation and impact, (2) peer-reviewed publication of leading textbooks or chapters in leading textbooks; (3) development and dissemination of other educational materials (e.g. websites, course design) that have been identified as important through a national peer-review process; and/or (4) development of or leadership in educational research project(s) that have a national reputation and impact.

National recognition for scholarship in teaching at the predoctoral, doctoral, or CME level may be demonstrated by any of the following:

  • Scholarly teaching as documented by its impact on learners and by assessment of the teaching by learners, peers, internal or external evaluators, and oneself. For teaching activities that are repeated, there should be evidence that there has been either maintenance of strengths or revision in response to critical assessment (see range of teaching methods listed under Assistant Professor).
  • Teaching awards from national and/or international organizations
  • Direction and evaluation for several years of a course at the undergraduate; graduate, or CME level
  • Invitations to teach in other hospitals, other medical schools, programs of professional societies, workshops or continuing medical education courses
  • Invited educational consultation or collaboration with other departments at the JHSOM and or beyond the JHSOM
  • Organization of regional, national or international CME courses that have substantive educational impact
  • Success in recruiting faculty, fellows, and students to one’s department from across the nation
  • Effective mentorship documented by the academic progress and scholarship of mentees who are at the JHSOM or are mentees in programs beyond the JHSOM
  • Mentorship on training grants from national funding agencies
  • Teaching as a member of the faculty in a faculty development program that addresses the educational skills of other faculty (teaching skills or curriculum development skills)

National recognition for education may be also documented by:

  • Obtaining internal or external funding for scholarly educational or clinical initiatives, through grants (NIH or other organizations, JHSOM sources)
  • Obtaining funding for and directing a competitively awarded grant for a training program at the undergraduate, graduate or faculty level