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Adjunct Faculty Appointment and Promotions

Appointment and Promotion Guidelines for Adjunct Faculty in the 
Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Promotion for adjunct faculty members will be based on the 2017 School of Medicine criteria but are summarized below. Readiness for promotion will be determined with your point people and the Vice Chair for Faculty Development. There will be a departmental adjunct faculty promotions committee comprised of full time faculty and adjunct faculty to review promotion materials for adjunct faculty and recommend an action to the Department Chair. 

Adjunct Associate Professor

According to the SOM requirements for appointment and promotion to the rank of Adjunct Associate Professor, the individual shall exhibit a high level of skill as a clinician, teacher, and/or researcher. The individual shall have contributed actively to the clinical, teaching (including supervisory), research, and/or service programs/activities of the School of Medicine at a level commensurate with that expected of regular faculty at this rank.

The individual must have continuously made clinical, teaching, research, and/or service contributions to our department for at least 10 years (26 hours/year minimum) plus meet three or more of the following criteria: 

  • Obtain board certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) or the American Board of Psychoanalysis (ABP), board certified diplomate (social work), specialty board certification through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), recertification in general psychiatry through ABPN
  • Receive a local or regional award as a clinician (e.g., Top Doctor, NAMI, AFSP, professional association)
  • Receive a local, regional, or national supervisor/teacher/mentor award
  • Receive a local, regional, or national service award
  • Present at conferences, meetings, or workshops locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally
  • Offer continuing professional education programs locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally
  • Publish scholarly work
  • Receive Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Member Award or other awards
  • Engage in significant local, regional, or national service work related to the profession/discipline (e.g., President of state association, committee member or leader on relevant local, national, or internal boards)

Adjunct Professor

According to the SOM requirements for appointment and promotion to the rank of Adjunct Associate Professor, the individual shall exhibit a high level of skill as a clinician, teacher, and/or researcher. The individual shall have contributed actively to the clinical, teaching (including supervisory), research, and/or service programs/activities of the School of Medicine at a level commensurate with that expected of regular faculty at this rank.

The individual must have continuously made clinical, teaching, research, and/or service contributions to our department for at least 5 years (26 hours/year minimum) at the rank of Adjunct Associate Professor plus meet three or more of the following criteria:

  • Obtain board certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) or the American Board of Psychoanalysis (ABP), board certified diplomate (social work), specialty board certification through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), recertification in in general psychiatry through ABPN
  • Receive a national or international award as a clinician
  • Receive a national or international supervisor/teacher/mentor award
  • Receive a national or international service award
  • Present at conferences, meetings, or workshops nationally or internationally
  • Offer continuing professional education programs nationally or internationally
  • Give invited national or international presentations
  • Publish significant scholarly work
  • Engage in significant national or international service work related to the profession/discipline (e.g., leadership role on relevant local, regional, national, or international boards/professional organizations)