Faculty Tracks and Application Forms

Over the years, a number of academic tracks have been developed that recognize different sets of important contributions made by faculty to the various missions of Georgetown University School of Medicine. However, in order to receive a faculty appointment, there is a basic requirement for the applicant to participate in the education of Georgetown medical students, residents, fellows or others in the medical field.

Georgetown University-Employed Faculty

  • The Tenure Track recognizes Georgetown University-employed faculty members who make substantial and sustained contributions to scholarly mission of GUSM in the areas of research, education, service and, if appropriate, patient care. It is intended for those who are dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge based upon original research related to basic investigations of normal biologic processes or diseases, clinical research, or medical education.
  • The Research Track (non-tenure) recognizes University-employed Medical School faculty members who make significant contributions to the quality and productivity of the Medical Center research programs. This track is intended to be primarily for faculty whose salaries are derived from specifically designated funds, including research grants and other external sources. An individual holding a Research academic title will have primary responsibilities to research programs. However, such an individual will also have responsibilities toward the training goals of the Department/School.
  • The Medical Educator Track (non-tenure) recognizes University-employed Medical School faculty members who are engaged primarily in the educational mission of the University’s Medical Center. While the defining feature of this track is a requirement for making contributions to education, candidates are expected to contribute to scholarship, service, and research, including, in some cases, related clinical activities.

Non Georgetown University Employed Faculty

For faculty who practice at Georgetown University Hospital, the Washington Hospital Center, the National Rehabilitation Hospital and other educational affiliates and locations of the GUSM.

  • The Clinician Scholar Track recognizes faculty who make substantial and sustained contributions to both the educational and scholarly missions of GUSM. The defining feature of this track is a requirement for scholarship which may take various forms. Hence the name “Clinician Scholar.”
  • The Clinician Educator Track recognizes faculty who focus primarily on providing clinical care, but who also make important and continuing contributions to the education of Georgetown students, residents and fellows or others in the medical field. The defining feature of this track is a contribution to educational activities. Hence the name “Clinician Educator.”
  • The Clinician Track recognizes faculty whose primary focus is clinical care and who also make sustained, but limited contributions to the education of Georgetown students, residents, fellows or others in the medical field. Hence the name “Clinician.”
  • The Biomedical Educator Track recognizes faculty who make important and continuing contributions to the education of Georgetown University students and fellows and to others in the biomedical field in addition to providing service to Georgetown University Medical Center.
  • The Biomedical Scholar Track recognizes faculty who make substantial and sustained contributions to the educational and research missions of Georgetown University Medical Center in addition to providing service to Georgetown University Medical Center. It is intended to those scholars who are dedicated to the creation and dissemination of Knowledge to their field of study.