Overview

Overview

CCLCM faculty positions range from clinical instructors to professors. Our faculty members are non-tenured and must meet the same standards applied to all other Case Western Reserve University faculty.

Watch the video to gain further insights on not only the importance of academic titles in the Cleveland Clinic community but also the overall benefits.

You can prepare for an appointment or promotion by participating in the many opportunities for continuing education and skill building available through the Office of Educator and Scholar Development.

Promote Workshop by CCLCM/CWRU

Learn to Empower & Promote Yourself!
Guidance on navigating the faculty appointment and promotion process and how to advance your academic medicine career. Ask for what you need!

Fall: Sep 16, 2021 05:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST, Zoom meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information
about joining the Zoom meeting.

Winter: Dec 2, 2021 05:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST, Zoom meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information
about joining the Zoom meeting.

Apply for New Appointment or Promotion

Apply for New Appointment or Promotion

Securing a CCLCM Appointment

Applying for a faculty appointment at CCLCM involves determining which rank is appropriate for you. You will then need to declare a "primary area of excellence:" clinical service, including clinical research; teaching; or research. Rank should be chosen based on reputation and contributions to CCLCM, teaching, research and professional service.

Need help selecting the most appropriate rank?

Cleveland Clinic staff based at an academic teaching center with an interest in research, teaching and professional service usually choose from the regular track (full-time) ranks:

  • Instructor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor

Those devoted to clinical service will choose from the clinical or adjunct track (part-time) ranks:

  • Clinical / Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Clinical /Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Clinical / Adjunct Professor

Transfers. Those moving from a CWRU-affiliated hospital are required to transfer their appointment following these transfer instructions.

All staff members must submit an online application for a non-tenure CCLCM faculty appointment. This is so CCLCM can maintain its Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation. We appreciate your time and service to CCLCM!

New Appointment Information

If you are applying for the first time or moving from one track to another (clinical to regular track or vice versa), you need to apply for a new appointment. Refer to the Steps to Apply for Appointment & Promotion below for details.

Promotion Information

If you want to promote within your current track (clinical/adjunct or regular), you need to apply for a promotion. Only promotions to associate professor or professor in the regular track have a yearly deadline of Jan. 31. Promotions in the clinical or adjunct track have the same appointment requirements as a new appointment but no deadlines. Refer to the Steps to Apply for Appointment or Promotion below for details.

Steps to Apply for Appointment or Promotion

Step 1: Choose Faculty Rank

Please use the appointment requirements comparison tool to help choose the rank that aligns with your reputation and the support of your department chair, who will write a nomination letter.

A detailed list of all requirements can be found on the appropriate worksheet below:

Step 2: Login and Start Application

To apply online, you will need a CCLCM Faculty Portal Login account.

Please Note: After you login, you will be redirected to the Faculty Application. If you don’t already have a Faculty Portal account, you will need to first secure one by following the directions on the login page.

Step 3: Complete Application

Complete your application and upload the required documents, including your CV. If you are applying in the regular track, your CV will need to comply with our template format:

Find more appointment information, including CWRU policy, teaching portfolios, appeals policy and more, under our Resources tab.

Step 4: Submit Application

Once your application is complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button. We cannot process your application until you submit it. If you click the submit button and it will not submit, please review your application to see which information or documents are missing.

If you have questions along the way, please contact us by email at facultyaffairsCCLCM@ccf.org.

Transfer from a CWRU Affiliate

Transfer from a CWRU Affiliate

If you’re a newly appointed Cleveland Clinic professional staff member and hold a CWRU faculty appointment from a CWRU-affiliated hospital, you must transfer your appointment to CCLCM.

  • There will be no break in appointment, your current CWRU appointment will continue until the transfer is moved to CCLCM.
  • Only primary appointments can be transferred, secondary appointments will remain with CWRU.
  • As soon as you have been approved by Cleveland Clinic’s board and have your start date, you can begin the transfer process.
  • Follow the Transfer Application Instructions to get your appointment moved quickly.

Faculty Appointments at Other Universities

Only a CWRU faculty appointment can be transferred to CCLCM, not appointments from outside universities. You can apply at the rank you previously held or decide if it is time for you to move up to a higher rank; whatever you decide it will be a new appointment, not a transfer or promotion.

  • Speak with your department chair to discuss what rank your chair supports and will write a nomination letter for.
  • For help in selecting the most appropriate rank, please use our appointment requirements comparison tool.
  • As soon as you have been approved by Cleveland Clinic’s board and have your start date, you can begin your CCLCM application.
  • Visit our Apply for Appointments or Promotions tab for more information and a link to our online application in the College Portal.
Resources

Resources

Here are helpful resources for understanding many aspects of the CCLCM Office of Faculty Affairs. If you have any questions, please send an email to facultyaffairsCCLCM@ccf.org.

Application General Information

New Faculty Appointments

Promotions

Additional Appointment Types

CCLCM CV

Teaching Portfolio

CCLCM of CWRU

Other

CWRU Faculty Benefits & ID

CWRU Faculty Benefits & ID

CCLCM faculty receive not only the prestige of having a faculty rank that matches their reputation and Cleveland Clinic title, but also select Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine (SOM) faculty benefits, including:

  • CWRU ID card
  • Access to certain buildings with ID card
  • CWRU network account and library access (for those in Cleveland)
  • CWRU email account (case.edu)
  • Access to educational workshops
  • Ability to vote on SOM issues (regular track faculty only)
  • Access to Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center gym
  • Discounts at the CWRU main campus bookstore

Please Note: CCLCM faculty do NOT receive CWRU employee benefits, such as tuition reimbursement.

Application Review Process

Application Review Process

The faculty application review process with CCLCM and CWRU is as follows:

  • Clinical assistant professor (or adjunct) applications and clinical instructor applications are reviewed by the CCLCM Faculty Affairs Office before being sent to CWRU for review by the CWRU Faculty Affairs Office (for the SOM Dean). The process can take between one and two months. There is no due date for submissions.
  • Clinical associate professor and clinical professor (and adjunct) applications are reviewed by the CCLCM Faculty Affairs Office and CCLCM Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CAP) before being sent to CWRU, to be reviewed by the CWRU Faculty Affairs Office. The process can take between three and six months. There is no due date for submissions.
  • Assistant professor applications are reviewed by the CCLCM Faculty Affairs Office and CCLCM Committee on Appointments and Promotions –Junior (JCAP) before being sent to CWRU to be reviewed by the CWRU Faculty Affairs Office and provost. Final approval is granted by the CWRU Board of Trustees (BOT). The process can take from six to nine months. There is no due date for submissions.
  • Associate professor and professor applications are reviewed by the CCLCM Faculty Affairs Office; CAP; CWRU Faculty Affairs Office; Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure (CAPT) at CWRU; Steering Committee of Faculty Council at CWRU; provost and president. Final approval is granted by the BOT. The process can take 12 to 14 months on average. There is no due date for submissions.
  • Promotions in the regular track to associate professor or to professor are reviewed by the CCLCM Faculty Affairs Office, CAP, CWRU Faculty Affairs Office, CAPT, Steering Committee, provost and president. Final approval is granted by the BOT. Promotion applications for CCLCM are due by Jan. 31 each year, and the entire process is not completed until the following July 1 or later.
  • Promotions in the clinical track (or adjunct) and emeritus applications are reviewed by the CCLCM Faculty Affairs Office year-round but only reviewed by the CWRU Faculty Affairs Office twice a year. Applications are due to CCLCM by Feb. 1 (to become effective July 1) and Sept. 1 (to become effective Jan. 1) each year.
  • Transfer applications are reviewed by the CCLCM Faculty Affairs Office before being sent to CWRU to be reviewed by the CWRU Faculty Affairs Office. The process can take between two and three months. There is no due date for submissions.
Staff Status Change & Emeritus

Staff Status Change & Emeritus

If you are leaving Cleveland Clinic and have no intentions to be further associated, your CCLCM faculty appointment will terminate simultaneously with the last date of employment. Please email facultyaffairsCCLCM@ccf.org with the details.

Leaving Cleveland Clinic for a CWRU-Affiliated Hospital

Contact the faculty affairs office at the CWRU-Affiliated Hospital to have the CCLCM primary appointment transferred. CCLCM Faculty Affairs cannot facilitate the transfer.

Leaving Cleveland Clinic, but Continuing Academic Activities

For those leaving Cleveland Clinic but who need to continue mentorship or research, please immediately send an email to facultyaffairsCCLCM@ccf.org providing:

  1. Information on termination from Cleveland Clinic
  2. Planned status change date
  3. Anticipated continued academic involvement
  4. A personal non-Cleveland Clinic email address

Retiring from Cleveland Clinic

Retiring faculty with certain qualifications and over 10 years of service with CCLCM and/or CWRU can apply for a CCLCM Emeritus appointment. Please review the CCLCM Emeritus Application Instructions to see if you qualify.

Please Note: It is important to apply quickly before the faculty appointment is terminated.

Those that are retiring but plan to return as a retired contract or consultant staff; please send an email to facultyaffairsCCLCM@ccf.org stating:

  1. Planned retirement date
  2. Staff title for continued employment
  3. Planned rehire date
  4. A personal non-Cleveland Clinic email address