All faculty are assigned to a Track. Tracks are assigned in appointment/hire letters. See the School of Medicine Bylaws, Appendix A, for more detail on each Track.
Faculty in the Tenure Track must be employed full-time by the School of Medicine. The awarding of tenure requires a level of excellence in faculty performance commensurate with a permanent appointment to the faculty. The terms of the annual reappointments and the probationary period are determined by the University of Connecticut Bylaws, Article XIV, Section C.
Faculty in the In-Residence Track may be employed full-time or part-time. In-Residence appointments have start dates and end dates. The faculty bargaining unit (AAUP) contract and MOAs govern minimum terms, the probationary period, and conditions for renewal.
Faculty working 80% time and effort or greater at healthcare organizations (both medical and research facilities) including their employed faculty ambulatory practices and research facilities, as designated in respective affiliation agreements with UConn School of Medicine are eligible for affiliated faculty appointments. Eligibility for an affiliated faculty appointment will be clearly defined in an affiliation agreement between UConn School of Medicine and the organization, but at a minimum a faculty must meet the following criteria: be employed 80% or greater by that organization; dedicate more than 100 hours in academic efforts (teaching, research, administration associated with teaching or research) for the School of Medicine; and then be identified as dedicating more than 50% of their academic efforts to the School of Medicine. Affiliated faculty appointments must be reviewed and renewed by the department chair on an annual basis with the advice, where applicable, of the appropriate chief of service. They may be renewed without limit.
Community Track Clinical Faculty: A clinician who is neither employed by UConn Health affiliated institutions 80% time or greater, nor employed by other units of UConn Health or the University, shall be eligible for a community-based clinical faculty appointment if he or she is contributes to the academic mission of the School of Medicine. All community-based clinical faculty appointments must be reviewed and renewed by the department chair on an annual basis, with the consent of the Dean/Dean designate. These appointments are made on an annual basis and may be renewed without limit.
Community Track Adjunct Faculty: An individual who is employed by another college or university, by an affiliated institution less than 80% time, or engaged in scholarly activity in a private organization (e.g., a research center or the scientific arm of a business such as a pharmaceutical firm), and who is not a clinician, shall be eligible for a a community-based adjunct faculty appointment if he or she is contributing to the education or research missions of the School of Medicine. All adjunct faculty appointments must be reviewed and renewed by the School of Medicine department chair on an annual basis, with the consent of the Dean/Dean designate. These appointments are made on an annual basis and may be renewed without limit.