Introduction to Transparency in the Academic Appointment and Promotion Processes

  • Edward J. CallahanEmail author


The purpose of this chapter is to address the “sense of secrecy” around faculty promotion and bring transparency about the process of applying for and succeeding in a faculty career. Information in this chapter will be supplemented with career reflection exercises to help readers learn how to 1) define core terms related to academic appointment and promotion processes, 2) compare data elements for a curriculum vita (C.V. or literally story of their academic life) and education or clinical portfolios (compilations of samples demonstrating teaching skills or clinical skills), and 3) become aware of common steps in submitting a promotion package. Most critically, the reader can immediately begin to document what they have accomplished and what they are now doing in medicine as content for their first academic C.V. which compiles all relevant life experience related to becoming a professional medicine.


Transparency Promotion Career Faculty Curriculum vitae Resumé Teaching skills Clinical skills Portfolio Promotion package Experience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California, Davis School of MedicineSacramentoUSA

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