CUIMC Curriculum Vitae, Promotion, and Tenure

The Department of Pediatrics has had a 100 percent success rate for promotion. From January 2008 to May 2018, 39 faculty were promoted to full professor and 68 to associate professor. Assistance preparing the promotion packet is available to ensure that faculty member’s academic contributions are clearly presented.

CUIMC Curriculum Vitae

Faculty should regularly maintain their CUIMC curriculum vitae (CV). CVs need to be in the CUIMC CV format when applying for promotion and/or tenure. It is also useful to keep up your CV so to provide if you are seeking a leadership position in a professional society or joining a local committee. You may email cg2659@columbia.edu for the Department of Pediatrics CUIMC CV Template. Faculty are encouraged to attend "Mastering the CUIMC CV," which is offered annually as part of the Foundations for Building a Career in Academic Medicine seminar series.

Considering Evaluative Evidence, Scholarly Products

Evaluative evidence demonstrates your contributions to your field, and is needed for promotion. Scholarly products are evaluative evidence that are peer reviewed and in the public domain. Three to five scholarly products are required for promotion. Resources regarding promotion can be found on the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Academic Affairs website. Faculty are encouraged to attend "Establishing Evaluative Evidence and Scholarly Products for Assistant/Associate Professors," which is offered annually as part of the Foundations for Building a Career in Academic Medicine seminar series.

Promotion

Dossier for Promotion

  • Letter nominating faculty member for promotion from Division Director
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Three to five scholarly products
  • Teaching evaluations across the spectrum of learners including students, peers, community
  • Optional letters from mentees (case-by-case)
  • Optional appendix of evaluative evidence not in the public domain or not yet published (e.g. QI projects, curriculum, conference schedules that nominee organized, workshops)

Tenure

Department of Pediatrics Tenure Data as of January 1, 2018

  • 19 tenured faculty (287 faculty total)
  • ~15 faculty on tenure track
  • 2 potential tenure bids

Tenure Interim Review Process

The interim review process is conducted at four years for all faculty on the tenure track and again at eight years for those faculty on an extended tenure clock. The interim review process aims to provide faculty with feedback on their trajectory and to identify potential gaps and challenges. The interim review committee meets with the faculty member to conduct the review and is intended to be friendly and provide constructive feedback and advocacy for the faculty member.

The department’s interim review committee solicits candidate’s documents.

The interim review committee may seek informal external review from individuals within CU or from another peer institution to assess the candidate’s trajectory towards tenure.

Tenure FAQ

Please visit our Tenure FAQ page for more information about the tenure process.