Auxiliary faculty appointments exist for faculty members who focus on a specific and well-defined aspect of the College mission, most commonly outstanding teaching and exemplary clinical care. Auxiliary faculty may be involved in scholarly pursuits and service to the University, but this is not required for advancement. Auxiliary appointments may be paid or unpaid.
Promotion to Associate Professor on the Auxiliary Faculty is awarded for excellence in the conveyance of one’s primary mission. Unlike the regular faculty tracks, a national level of recognition and impact is not required as the scope of the auxiliary faculty member’s responsibilities is more limited. Therefore, demonstration of excellence as supported by exceptional teaching evaluations and patient satisfaction data support the award of promotion on this track.
There are many titles for faculty members on the auxiliary faculty. Clinical faculty members have the titles: Clinical Instructor, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Clinical Professor. Non-clinicians typically hold the titles: Adjunct Instructor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor and Adjunct Professor.