Academic Appointments

In an effort to offer academic titles commensurate with those at other academic medical centers and institutions of higher learning, Cedars-Sinai has established academic appointments and titles through peer review in three tracks:

  • Physician/PhD Investigator
  • Clinical Scholar
  • Clinical Educator
  • Research

The Clinical Educator track will be reviewed by Clinical Academic Promotions and Appointments Council (Clin-APAC). The Clinical Scholar, Research and Physician/PhD Investigator tracks will be evaluated by the Cedars-Sinai Academic Promotions and Appointments Council (CS-APAC).

Please note: Cedars-Sinai academic titles are independent of payroll title, compensation, benefits and medical staff membership.

To apply for an academic appointment, please contact your department chair.


General Review Criteria by Track

CS-APAC
Review

CS-APAC
Review

CS-APAC
Review

Clin-APAC
Review

Physician/PhD
Investigator

Clinical
Scholar

Research

Clinical
Educator

Teaching
Excellence in teaching

Teaching
Excellence in teaching

Teaching
Mentor in lab or research settings. Excellence is expected

Teaching
Exemplary teaching and educational leadership

Research and
scholarship

  • High-quality basic or clinical research

  • Rigorous, novel, innovative and independant research program

  • Extramural, peer-reviewed federal or national funding

Clinical scholarship and investigation

  • Significant clinical contributions and high-quality clinical service

  • Rigorous, novel, innovative clinical trials program, educational outcomes research or creation of innovative biotechnologies

  • Peer-reviewed publication required; funding considered but not required

Research

  • High quality basic, translational or clinical research

  • Meaningful contribution to a research program

  • Consistent publication record

Clinical
work

  • Rigorous, novel and innovative clinical contributions
  • High-quality clinical service

Mission relevant achievements/
professional activities

Mission relevant achievements/
professional activities

Mission relevant achievements/
professional activities will be considered

Mission relevant achievements/
professional activities