University of Wisconsin–Madison

Overview of Faculty Tracks

UW School of Medicine and Public Health faculty tracks

Guidelines Tenure Clinical Health Sciences Clinician-Teacher Clinical Adjunct UW Adjunct
State (university) employee? Yes Yes Yes No Sometimes
Promotable series? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UWSMPH category of faculty or academic staff? Faculty Faculty Faculty Faculty Faculty
University category of faculty or academic Staff? Faculty Academic Staff Academic Staff Volunteer Faculty Academic Staff
Subject to UWSMPH/UW Health COI policies? Yes Yes Yes When using the Clinical Adjunct title in public Yes
Clinical/professional revenue required to flow through UW Health? Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Subject to UW Health professional income policy? Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Required disclosure of outside activities/income to UW-Madison? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Required disclosure of outside activities/income to UW Health? Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Length of appointment? Probationary-Initial up to 3 years then renew; tenured-indefinite Initial up to 3 years then renewal Initial up to 3 years then renewal Initial up to 3 years then renewal Initial up to 3 years then renewal
Termination if not promoted to associate professor after a certain period? Yes (6 years) Yes (8 years) No No N/A
Liability? State of Wisconsin State of Wisconsin State of Wisconsin Individual or employer State of Wisconsin
UW Health privileges? Yes, if applicable Yes, if applicable Yes, if applicable No No
Compensation from: UWSMPH, UW Health if applicable UWSMPH, UW Health if applicable UWSMPH, UW Health if applicable Non-UW employer UWSMPH
Compensation disclosed under open records? Yes Yes Yes No Yes