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Appointments at the Rank of Research Investigator and Assistant Research Scientist
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Appointments at the Rank of Associate Research Scientist, Research Scientist, Research Associate Professor, and Research Professor Word Document (Last updated Jan 2016)

LSA Research Faculty Policy and Procedures for Promotion of Assistant and Associate Research Scientist and Research Associate Professor Word Document (Last updated Nov 2015)

 

Research Faculty Track Table

Assistant Research Scientist

Key Characteristic

Requirements

Scholarship

Potential for scholarly development, possibly as part of a larger research program.

Record of peer-reviewed publications.

Participation in relevant academic or professional meetings.

Independence

Independence not required, but may be developing.

Teaching

No formal requirement for teaching.

Service

No formal requirement for institutional service.

Associate Research Scientist

Key Characteristic

Requirements

Scholarship

Strong local and growing national scholarly reputation on the basis of research productivity and contributions over several years, possibly as part of a larger research program.

Record of peer-reviewed publications.

Participation in relevant academic or professional meetings.

Independence

Independence not required, but may be developing.

Teaching

No formal requirement for teaching.

Service

No formal requirement for institutional service.

Research Scientist

Key Characteristic

Requirements

Scholarship

Strong national and international scholarly reputation on the basis of sustained research productivity and contributions.

Substantial record of peer-reviewed publications.

Significant, sustained participation in relevant academic or professional meetings.

Independence

A record of independent scholarship and funding.

Teaching

No formal requirement for teaching.

Service

No formal requirement for institutional service.

 

 

 

Research Faculty Rank Specific Criteria for Appointment and Promotion to the Research Professor Track Research Assistant Professor

Key Characteristic

Requirements

Scholarship

Potential for scholarly development at a rate consistent with that of an assistant professor on the tenure track.
Record of peer-reviewed publications in which they are a primary author or co-author.

Participation in relevant academic or professional meetings.

Independence

Strong potential for or documented evidence of extramural funding.

Strong potential for development into an independent scholar.

Teaching

Evidence of, or the potential for, substantial non-didactic teaching and mentoring of postdoctoral fellows, junior research colleagues, or students at any level within the context of one or more research fields (e.g., laboratory bench science, social science, or other disciplinary setting).

Service

Institutional service expected, but not at the level expected for an assistant professor on the tenure track.

Research Associate Professor

Key Characteristic

Requirements

Scholarship

Strong local and national reputation on the basis of research productivity and contributions over several years consistent with that of a tenured associate professor.

Substantial record of peer-reviewed publications.

Significant, sustained participation in relevant academic or professional meetings.

Independence

Independent scholarship and funding.

Teaching

A record of substantial non-didactic teaching and mentoring of postdoctoral fellows, junior research colleagues, or students at any level within the context of one or more research fields (e.g., laboratory bench science, social science, or other disciplinary setting).

Service

Institutional service expected, but not at the level expected for an tenured associate professor.

Research Professor

Key Characteristic

Requirements

Scholarship

Exemplary and sustained national and international reputation and achievements equivalent to a tenured professor.

Independence

Independent scholarship and independent sustained funding.

Teaching

A record of substantial non-didactic teaching and mentoring of postdoctoral fellows, junior research colleagues, or students at any level within the context of one or more research fields (e.g., laboratory bench science, social science, or other disciplinary setting).

Service

Institutional service expected, but not at the level expected for a tenured professor.