The Research Professor and Teaching Professor designations are new SMPH tracks. Like the Clinical Health Sciences (CHS) Track or Clinician- Teacher (CT) Track, these new tracks are academic staff tracks, and not University Faculty (tenure) tracks, with regard to UW-Madison policies and procedures (see Academic Staff Policies and Procedures, ASPP.). These track positions do not have the protection of tenure.
Research professor track faculty contribute to the research missions of the SMPH through outstanding performance in basic, translational, clinical, or public health research.
Teaching professor track faculty contribute to the teaching missions of SMPH by advancing teaching and learning in their discipline, and/or using innovative strategies that produce course and/or curriculum improvement.