Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure

The Clinical Science APT Guidelines apply to all clinical sciences faculty in the School of Medicine with a start date of July 1, 2020, or later in terms of appointment, promotions, and tenure. For faculty with a start date before July 1, 2020, the APT Guidelines are applicable effective Jan. 1, 2021, unless the faculty member has explicitly exercised the opt-out option to remain subject to the older APT Guidelines. 

Clinical Sciences APT for Faculty

  • Annotated Bibliography now includes an example
  • Recently revised CV template
  • The “Alternative (Non-Traditional) Scholarship” label – has changed  to “Expressions of Scholarship”

Clinical Sciences APT for Administrators


  • Regular Rank Faculty Titles & Job Codes
  • Job Family 27
  • Regular Rank Faculty Offer Letter Template
  • Regular Rank Faculty APT Checklist ß  (Note: Letters of evaluation for New Medical Instructors and Assistant Professors are no longer required)
  • Degree Verification Guidelines
  • Competitive Searches and Waiver Requests


  • Clinical Sciences Tracks for Promotion 
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Clinical Sciences Promotion Process
  • Regular Rank Faculty APT Checklist
  • Letters of Evaluation Guidance ß (New)
  • Letters of Evaluation Template – Tenure Rank ß (Template for Letters of Evaluation for Tenure Ranks-2022 Oct 01)
  • Letters of Evaluation Template – Ranks Without Tenure ß (Template for Letters of Evaluation for Non-Tenure Ranks-2022 Oct 01)
  • Clinical Sciences APT Meeting Dates

Additional Resources

  1. Duke University Faculty Handbook
  2. Emeritus Guidance

Ortho Surgery APT Committee Meetings

  • Jan. 23, 2024, 6:30 PM
  • April 9, 2024, 6 PM
  • July 9, 2024, 6 PM
  • Oct. 8, 2024, 6 PM

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery APT
William Jiranek, MD, Chair, APT

Questions? Contact Cindy Sparrow, APT Coordinator