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Clinical Faculty - Appointments and Promotions

Process and Forms

Those who are interested in a volunteer clinical faculty appointment can submit a common electronic application (Volunteer Faculty Application). This application is designed for the entire University of Colorado School of Medicine. By clicking Pediatrics, it will take you to an application that specifically applies to the Department of Pediatrics plus criteria for appointment and promotions and teaching opportunities. In this application, the applicant will be advised that a background check will be required in order to complete the application. The Department of Pediatrics Clinical Faculty Sub-Committee on Appointment and Promotions Committee, the School of Medicine's Committee on Senior Appointments and Promotions and the Board of Regents review all appointments. The process takes three to four months - however, in special cases, there are exceptions.

Once the appointment has been approved , the applicant will receive a confirmation letter from the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics Clinical Faculty Affairs Committee, along with a questionnaire asking the new appointee about their teaching and other interests in the Department of Pediatrics (see Questionnaire).

Appointment renewals and promotions are reviewed on a periodic basis as outlined in the guidelines established by the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Medicine (see Guidelines for Clinical Faculty).

According to the time increments established by the guidelines, the Department of Pediatrics will send the Clinical Faculty member a request to update their file. This is necessary in order to maintain the appointment and/or to be considered for promotion. The letter will request the following:

  • Typed CV ( with page numbers)
  • Clinical Faculty Activity form (see Activity Form)
  • Teaching log (see Clinical Faculty Teaching Log) and
  • At least two teaching evaluations (see Clinical Teaching Evaluation) to be completed by the trainee and sent in

The Sub-Committee on Appointments and Promotions reviews the requested information. If the Sub-Committee determines the Clinical Faculty member has met the requirements for promotion to a senior level - Associate, Professor, Distinguished or Emeritus - a request for a packet of documents will be made. If the Clinical Faculty member desires to be a candidate for promotion, the following documents will be needed:

  • Current typed CV (with page numbers)
  • Typed Curriculum Vitae Abstract Form (including the dates of faculty appointments and the ranks held)
  • Letters of Support (from students, community physicians, full-time or clinical faculty or other appropriate peers)
  • Current Teaching Evaluations (see Clinical Teaching Evaluation form)
  • Published articles (if applicable)

If the Clinical Faculty member does not wish to proceed with a promotion, they may remain at their same rank.

In some cases, the Sub-Committee on Appointments and Promotions may determine that a Clinical Faculty member has not met the necessary requirements for promotion, in which case the Clinical Faculty member may remain at the same rank or may choose to increase their involvement as outlined in the Guidelines for Clinical Faculty.

Appointment renewals and promotions are reviewed on a periodic basis. For more information, contact Bobbi Siegel, MSW, at 720-777-3936 or or Jessica Martella, at 720-777-5171 or

Electronic Common Application - Volunteer Faculty Application
Application Link

Guidelines for Clinical Faculty - Guidelines for Clinical Faculty Appointments and Promotions
PDF file

Questionnaire - Upon appointment, request for Clinical Faculty member's teaching and other interests
PDF file

Activity Form - Form used to report Clinical Faculty activities/ participation
PDF file

Clinical Teaching Evaluation - Evaluation form for medical students, residents and fellows to provide feedback to faculty and preceptors about their clinical teaching
PDF file

Clinical Faculty Teaching Log - This is a form to track clinical faculty’s teaching
PDF file

CV Abstract Form - This form needs to submitted with the packet for promotion
PDF file