New Criteria for Promotion and Appointment at HMS/HSDM

In 2008, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine adopted new criteria for faculty promotion and appointment. These new criteria recognize the broad range of faculty activities that support the academic mission. By allowing the sum total of an each faculty member’s contributions and achievements to be considered in the evaluation for promotion, these new criteria provide many different paths to academic advancement for our extraordinary faculty.

This website is designed to help you learn about the new criteria. At this website you can:

For questions about the promotion criteria, contact the Office for Faculty Affairs at 617-432-7112 or by e-mail at

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