Clinical/Adjunct "Prefix"

Faculty in the clinical/adjunct prefix appointment system are not MSU employees but provide their service to advance the educational, research, and/or service missions of the College of Human Medicine.  Additional information about the clinical/adjunct appointment system can be found here.


All requests for promotion of faculty with a "prefix" rank in the Clinical/Adjunct Appointment System must be initiated at the department level. Departments are responsible for providing guidance about procedures and timelines to their faculty.

Faculty are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the department procedures and timelines prior to submitting an application for promotion and submitting the required forms and documentation.

The chairperson of the appropriate academic department shall have final responsibility and authority for recommending any candidate to the Dean of the College of Human Medicine for initial appointment, reappointment, or promotion. Refer to the CHM guidelines for clinical/adjunct appointments here.

Department Review Process
Community-based faculty who desire to be promoted and who believe they meet the minimum requirements and/or guidelines, and who can provide the required documentation, should contact their department chairperson or other department-designated individual to discuss the application process.

Departments collect the promotion application form and any other required documentation from the candidate and review applications according to departmentally determined procedures. Once approved at the department level the application form and supporting documentation must be submitted to the CHM Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (FAD) at by the last working day in May.

Departmental Contacts

College Process
The CHM Office of Faculty Affairs and Development will review all applications and forward the final decision to the appropriate Community Assistant Dean's office. The Community Assistant Dean's office will process the change in rank after July 1.