Faculty appointments and promotions are governed by Regent, University and School of Medicine policies. The school has established specific processes for hiring new faculty (PDF) and deadlines for completion of faculty actions (PDF).
All faculty actions (appointments, promotions, changes in FTE, etc.) require completion of a Faculty Recommendation Form (FRF). The School of Medicine also requires the use of letters of offer templates for new appointments or changes in current faculty appointments.
School of Medicine faculty members whose appointments are greater than or equal to 50 percent FTE are eligible for appointment to the Regular Faculty and are required to sign a University Physicians, Inc. (UPI) Full Member Practice Agreement. Regular faculty members with clinical responsibilities are also required to sign a Non-Compete Agreement. Go to Member Practice Agreements and Non-Compete Agreements for more information regarding these agreements.
Information regarding the School of Medicine Base, Supplement and Incentive Plan can be found here. The current (2013-2014) Base amounts are:
Associate Professor: $71,833
Assistant Professor: $62,574
Faculty members whose appointments are greater than or equal to 50 percent FTE are eligible for health and life insurance benefits, as well as participation in the CU retirement program under policies approved by the Board of Regents. If you have any questions about available benefits as a faculty member, please contact the Payroll and Benefits Service Center at (303) 735-6500 or their website: https://www.cusys.edu/pbs/.
Faculty employed at affiliated hospitals also hold regular School of Medicine faculty appointments; the same promotions standards are applied to all faculty, whether employed by the University of Colorado or an affiliated hospital. However, faculty employed at affiliated hospitals may be subject to different policies, including those pertaining to compensation, benefits and eligibility for tenure or sabbatical assignment.
Faculty members whose appointments are less than 50 percent FTE, including volunteer faculty, are eligible for appointment to the Clinical Faculty; they are governed under separate Clinical Faculty policies.
Go to Research Associate Series for information regarding appointments in the Research Associate Series.
The School of Medicine recognizes four types of faculty appointments:
- Tenured appointments continue until termination by resignation, retirement or otherwise pursuant to applicable Regent laws and policies.
- Indeterminate appointments are made for an indefinite period of time; continuance is dependent upon inclusion in the approved budget and available funding.
- Limited appointments are for specified periods of time (from less than one year to four years). Faculty members with limited appointments are entitled to notice of non-reappointment. Specific guidelines for notice of non-reappointment can be found in the Standards for Notice of Non-reappointment for Non-tenured Faculty.
- At-will appointments are made for an indefinite period of time; their continuance is at-will. Faculty members holding limited or indeterminate appointments may not be reassigned to at-will appointments unless proper notice is provided, in accordance with SOM and University policies.