Faculty Tracks at CUIMC

The Academic Track System for Faculty at CUIMC

There are two academic tracks at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center into which full-time faculty may be appointed. Full-time faculty may be appointed into the unmodified or Tenure Track, which requires a research-intensive focus, or into the "at CUMC" Track. The "at CUMC" title is used for faculty whose responsibilities are a mixture of activities in the following areas: education, applied health sciences (clinical and/or public health interventions) and investigation. This is a non-tenured track title.

Faculty who are tenured/tenure-track are expected to devote the majority of their time to the development of an outstanding research program, defined by paradigm-changing research that achieves national/international recognition within specific time boundaries.

The “at CUMC” title is used for faculty who may have a broader range of activities in three areas of focus including variable mixtures of applied health sciences (clinical and/or public health interventions), educational activities and/or investigational activities. The area(s) of focus do not appear in faculty titles. Rather, titles in this track include the academic rank along with the suffix "at CUMC."

Faculty with an "at CUMC" title frequently make significant, high-quality contributions in one or more of the areas of focus. All academic contributions are considered at the time of academic advancement.

Tenure and Tenure Track

The "At CUMC" track

Part-Time Faculty Appointments