Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Information

The new 2020 Clinical Science APT Guidelines are applicable 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 new APT Guidelines are applicable effective January 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 page:

This webpage page includes:

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

Clinical Sciences APT for Administrators page:

This webpage includes:


  • 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

Orthopaedic Surgery Departmental APT Committee Meetings

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023 6:30 PM

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

Please contact Cindy Sparrow, APT Coordinator, at