The following academic appointments to the faculty of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are available to full-time employees of the School.
Faculty at the rank of Instructor or higher in the Investigator Track, the Clinician Educator or Scientific Educator Track, the Research Track and the Clinical Practice and/or Administrative Leadership Track are expected to possess doctoral degrees and to have completed their academic training. Doctoral degrees include Doctor of Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatric Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Osteopathy, Jurisprudence, Public Health, Science, Social Work, and Philosophy (PhD).
Under exceptional circumstances, a Department Chair may recommend a faculty appointment at or above the rank of Instructor for an individual who lacks a doctoral degree if the individual: 1) teaches in the degree-granting programs of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai on a regular and sustained basis, and in so doing makes a significant, ongoing contribution to the School’s formal teaching programs; and/or 2) contributes unique expertise essential to furthering mission-based academic objectives identified by the Dean of the School; and 3) meets or exceeds the criteria for the proposed rank and track. Except upon the consent of the Dean, Mount Sinai employees without doctoral degrees whose primary function is neither teaching nor conducting research will not be eligible for such faculty appointments; those already holding faculty appointments may be grandfathered under their current titles at their Chair’s discretion. Any recommendation by a Department Chair of an individual without a doctoral degree for appointment to the position of Instructor or higher ranks will be subject to the approval of the Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure.