Pediatrics

Clinical Academic Colleagues

The appointment to a clinical academic rank confers the privilege and responsibility of being a teacher for the University of Alberta.  The Department of Pediatrics values our relationships with clinical colleagues, and recognizes the indispensable contribution they make to our academic mission. These contributions are made primarily through teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also through clinical research, administration, and service to the profession.

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has several resources available to clinical colleagues, including information on promotions and appointments, faculty development, and the annual report form. Click here for more information.

The University of Alberta offers benefits to clinical colleagues such as eligibility for promotion through the clinical academic ranks, a campus computing ID (CCID), and University of Alberta ONEcard. Further information on these and additional benefits can be found here.


Clinical Academic Colleagues Promotions

The appointment to a clinical academic rank confers the privilege and responsibility of being a teacher for the University of Alberta. Clinical academic colleagues are encouraged to indicate their academic rank in correspondence and on their professional letterheads.

Clinical Academic Colleague Committee Promotions timeline:

Date

Action

December 1

Notification to Divisional Director of intent to apply for promotion

January 5

Notification to the Clinical Academic Colleague Committee Chair by Divisional Directors

January 31

Chair’s office to request submission of package to Clinical Academic Colleague Promotions Committee for review

Mid-March

Deadline for submission of packages to the Chair’s office

Mid-April

Review of applicant promotion package by the Clinical Academic Colleague Promotions Committee

April 30

Recommendation for promotion to be reviewed by the Dean (for July implementation)

 


Clinical Lecturer and Probation Period

To become a clinical lecturer, all of the following criteria must be met:

  1.  Competent in clinical practice and willing to relate clinical practice to teaching and clinical research

  2.  Maintains clinical competence as professionally mandated, including but not exclusive to:

    1.  A valid license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

    2.  Privileges granted by Alberta Health Services (AHS), if providing appropriate services within AHS

This initial academic rank of new clinical colleagues is a probationary appointment for one to three years. It is the expectation that within that time period, clinical colleagues will meet criteria to be promoted.


Promotion to Assistant Clinical Professor

Clinical colleagues being considered for promotion to assistant clinical professor are expected to attain the first listed, and at least two more, of the following criteria:

  1.  Demonstrate growth in capability as a teacher and a professional

  2.  Show sustained effort to facilitate teaching

  3.  Make an effort to learn about different techniques and approaches to teaching

  4.  Participate in university, regional, and/or provincial professional activities

  5.  Participate in clinical research or has written case reports and review articles in journals

It is the expectation that the criteria for promotion to assistant clinical professor will be attained within the one to three year probationary period. Clinical lecturers eligible for promotion will receive a request to submit a promotion application package for consideration by the Clinical Promotions Committee.

The promotion application package will be evaluated according to the criteria outlined in the FoMD Criteria for Academic Ranks, Promotions, and Appointments for Clinical Colleagues [insert link to pdf] document. The Clinical Promotions Committee will then make a recommendation to the dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry for promotion.


 


Promotion to Associate Clinical Professor

Clinicians being considered for promotion to associate clinical professor are expected to attain the first listed, and at least two more, of the following criteria:

  1.  Recognized as an excellent teacher in the department

  2.  Obtained the reputation of being a highly competent professional

  3.  Developed a special interest and expertise within the field

  4.  Took an active role in activities of university, provincial and national professional organizations

  5.  Has been invited to speak at medical society meetings, in continuing professional learning programs and at other institutions

  6.  Has publications in clinical research or education as a collaborator or primary investigator and/or has presented at provincial and national clinical education or research meetings

It is the expectation that the criteria for promotion to associate clinical professor will be attained within the three to five year appointment as assistant clinical professor. Assistant clinical lecturers eligible for promotion will receive a request to submit a promotion application package for consideration by the Clinical Promotions Committee.

The promotion application package will be evaluated according to the criteria outlined in the FoMD Criteria for Academic Ranks, Promotions, and Appointments for Clinical Colleagues [insert link to pdf] document. The Clinical Promotions Committee will then make a recommendation to the dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry for promotion.


Promotion to Clinical Professor

Clinicians being considered for promotion to clinical professor are expected to attain the first listed, and at least two more, of the following criteria:

  1. Has proven to be an enthusiastic, effective and devoted leader in the educational program and an excellent and stimulating teacher

  2. Recognized by peers as being an outstanding professional who has made significant contributions to the practice of medicine and the improvement of health-care delivery

  3. Has been elected to office in leading provincial, national or international professional organizations

  4. Performed administrative or policy functions in the university, region or in a professional organization

  5. Demonstrates scholarship in research as illustrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals, functioning as a referee for scientific or education publications and/or as a holder of peer-reviewed and other research grants. Has presented clinical, educational or research finding at national and international meetings

Associate clinical professors can apply for promotion to clinical professor typically between five and ten years in their appointment as associate clinical professor. Associate clinical professors eligible for promotion will receive a request to submit a promotion application package for consideration by the Clinical Promotions Committee.

The promotion application package will be evaluated according to the criteria outlined in the FoMD Criteria for Academic Ranks, Promotions, and Appointments for Clinical Colleagues. The Clinical Promotions Committee will then make a recommendation to the dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry for promotion.