Faculty Academic Track Overview
Securing a faculty appointment at NYU Long Island School of Medicine is a mark of distinction and a privilege that garners respect. All faculty are expected to teach or contribute as member of our community of scholars and clinical care providers.
We offer seven academic tracks, two tenure and five nontenure. Each track comprises varying criteria and accounts for the aptitudes of our different faculty cohorts:
- clinical faculty who work on behalf of our clinical, educational, and academic mission
- basic science, clinical science, and library science faculty with scholarly qualifications
- those whose primary role is to make significant contributions to our educational mission
- clinical faculty engaged with the school
NYU Long Island School of Medicine Faculty Tracks
|Track||Assistant Title||Associate Title||Full Title|
|Tenure||Assistant Professor||Associate Professor||Professor|
|Curator Tenure||Assistant Curator||Associate Curator||Curator|
|Scholar||Assistant Professor (Clinical/Research)||Associate Professor (Clinical/Research)||Professor (Clinical/Research)|
|Educator||Assistant Professor (Clinical/Research)||Associate Professor (Clinical/Research)||Professor (Clinical/Research)|
|Clinical/Research||Clinical Assistant/Research Assistant Professor||Clinical Associate/Research Associate Professor||Clinical/Research Professor|
|Curator||Assistant Curator||Associate Curator||Curator|
|Adjunct||Adjunct Assistant Professor||Adjunct Associate Professor||Adjunct Professor|
Our Two Tenure Tracks
We offer a tenure track and a curator tenure track.
The tenure track is for faculty in any department whose primary career is in independent, investigator-initiated research and who devote some time to education and service. Faculty whose primary career combines independent investigator-initiated research and clinical activities and who devote some time to education and service are also eligible. Faculty on this track carry the title of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.
Curator Tenure Track
Faculty on this track are curators whose primary career is the provision of medical and health sciences information in an academic environment and the support of scholarly work, research, and the NYU Long Island School of Medicine curriculum. They advance the profession of health sciences librarianship through research, national professional engagement, and scholarship. Faculty on this track carry the titles of assistant curator, associate curator, or curator.
Our Five Nontenure Tracks
Our nontenure tracks are scholar, educator, curator, clinical and research, and adjunct.
Scholar, Full-Time Academic Track
Faculty on this track can be from any department, have a primary career providing clinical care, and devote a substantial portion of their time to teaching, research, and service. The track is also for research faculty who devote a substantial portion of their efforts to teaching and service. The definition of scholarly activities is broad, inclusive not only of traditional metrics such as extramural funding or publications in peer-reviewed journals but may also include administrative leadership and high levels of service and leadership in quality and safety initiatives. Faculty in this track carry the titles of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.
Educator, Full-Time Academic Track
Faculty on this track are clinicians or researchers who have made significant contributions to the academic and educational mission of NYU Long Island School of Medicine. This includes leadership roles in educational programs, development of new and innovative curricula, substantive teaching responsibilities, development of unique educational tools and resources such as assessment models or simulation training, and scholarly or pedagogical work in the field. Involvement in education may be in addition to clinical or research activities, or educational pursuits may encompass their primary role. Faculty in this track carry the titles of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.
Curator, Full-Time Academic Track
Faculty on this track are practice-based curators who almost exclusively focus on service, education, and the support of research, clinical care, and the educational mission of the institution. They carry the titles of assistant curator, associate curator, or curator.
Clinical and Research, Part-Time Academic Track
This track includes clinicians with primary roles in providing patient care and who devote some time to scientific investigation, as well as researchers who are members of laboratories supervised by independent, funded scientists and who may devote some time to service and education. Faculty on this track may teach and mentor. Clinical faculty carry the titles of clinical assistant professor, clinical associate professor, or clinical professor. Research faculty carry the titles of research assistant professor, research associate professor, or research professor.
Adjunct, Academic Track
Faculty on the adjunct track are clinicians who, as members of the NYU Long Island School of Medicine community, are committed to excellence in their medical practice and may attend educational activities such as ground rounds and other seminars at the school. Faculty on the adjunct track carry titles of adjunct assistant professor, adjunct associate professor, or adjunct professor.