The University of Iowa

Clinical Track Appointments

Clinical-track (FQ11-14) faculty hold service positions through which they contribute to the service, teaching, and/or outreach missions of the University. All clinical-track faculty must devote a significant portion of their time to providing or overseeing the delivery of professional services to individual patients or clients. Clinical-track faculty are appointed at the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. Initial appointments for salaried clinical-track faculty are one to three years in duration. Clinical-track faculty are not eligible for tenure. They participate in the faculty governance process as described and as defined by individual colleges and the Faculty Senate. For more information about clinical-track appointments, refer to the Operations Manual, III 10.9.

After a positive review, salaried clinical-track faculty will receive a one- to seven-year appointment commencing at the beginning of the next academic year. Faculty will be reviewed on a schedule commensurate with their appointments according to written standards of competence and performance defined by their unit.

For instructions for switching a faculty member from the clinical-track to the tenure-track, see Transfers.

An Equal Opportunity and Diversity search must be conducted for all clinical-track appointments that are 50% time or more and extend for more than one year.  Following a review of the candidate's qualifications by the hiring department, the College may request permission to extend an offer through the Search and Selection Summary (SSS) process.  A Waiver of a search must be requested in writing and approved by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and the Office of the Provost.  For a complete description of search/posting requirements, see Search/Posting Guidance document.

Once a candidate is selected and the Search and Selection Summary is approved, an offer may be made.

The appointment form including required attachments is routed in Workflow.

Required Workflow Attachments and Offer Letter Elements