Appointment Process

Promotion Strategies

Following is the process for being appointed to the University of Michigan Medical School:

Appointment Timeline

Clinical Privileges

If you need to apply for clinical privileges, U-M Medical Staff Services will conduct credentialing and privileging that will begin simultaneously with your appointment process.

Tenure

Tenure is awarded only to faculty with appointments in the instructional track. Faculty members must hold their tenured positions in full recognition of the responsibilities they owe the University, as well as the responsibilities the University owes them. Tenure for the instructional faculty at the University is defined and governed by Bylaws 5.08 and 5.09. On the Ann Arbor Campus, the administrative supervision of these bylaws rests in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Tenure Clock Considerations

In recognition of the competing demands faced by faculty members who experience pregnancy, childbirth or extraordinary family care responsibilities (such as caring for an aging parent) during the tenure probationary period, the University provides the opportunity to exclude one year from the countable years of service that constitute the tenure probationary period. Faculty members may benefit from this policy even if they work full-time throughout the tenure probationary period.

If a faculty member bears one or more children during her tenure probationary period, she shall be granted an exclusion of one year from the countable years of service that constitute her tenure probationary period. If a faculty member is experiencing significant demands of family care, he or she may be granted an exclusion of one year from the countable years of service that constitute the tenure probationary period.

To request the exclusion of one year, a request must be submitted in writing to the relevant dean. To promote University-wide consistency, a copy of all requests and responses made under this policy on the Ann Arbor campus are forwarded through the Office of Academic Human Resources to the Provost for review.

Under this policy (SPG 201.92) (PDF) the tenure probationary period may generally be extended for only one year, regardless of the combination of circumstances.

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