Potential clinical faculty must submit a Clinical Faculty Application (see Clinical Faculty Application form), a (typed) current curriculum vitae and a cover letter stating how the individual plans to be involved with the Department of Pediatrics (see Application Letter) - indicate teaching interests and level of trainee(s) desired to precept. The Department of Pediatrics Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotions Committee, the School of Medicine's Appointment and Promotions Committee and the Regents review all appointments. The process takes several months - however, in special cases, there are exceptions.
Once the appointment has been granted, the applicant will receive a confirmation letter from the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Chair 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 a typed CV and an activity form (see Activity Form). Also required are teaching evaluations (see Clinical Teaching Evaluation) to be filled out 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)
- 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 Bobbi.Siegel@childrenscolorado.org.