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Rank track overview

March 13, 2022
  • 00:09We, as a successful organization,
  • 00:11we have to have successful faculty
  • 00:14and that includes people who
  • 00:16are in the non ladder ranks.
  • 00:19Instructional positions like
  • 00:21instructor or lecturer.
  • 00:22People who are in the research
  • 00:24ranks and all the people who are on
  • 00:27our various ladder faculty tracks.
  • 00:28And I think that was best.
  • 00:31I keep saying this over and over.
  • 00:32That was best really demonstrated
  • 00:35during the COVID.
  • 00:36Initial COVID epidemic.
  • 00:37When we all came together to try to work and
  • 00:40and combat our issues with
  • 00:43that pandemic at Yale.
  • 00:46So we have all these
  • 00:49faculty tracks and ranks.
  • 00:51I I talked about this a little bit.
  • 00:53We have about right now,
  • 00:54about 750 people or so in the
  • 00:57research ranks and about 700 or so
  • 01:01in the clinical instructional ranks.
  • 01:04If you include some of the.
  • 01:07Adjunct and lecturers as well,
  • 01:09but the latter faculty ranks are a
  • 01:11little bit confusing to some people
  • 01:13because unlike other institutions,
  • 01:15we have not just one track or two tracks,
  • 01:19we actually have 5 tracks and
  • 01:22this has been something we've.
  • 01:26Actually asked departments to decide who
  • 01:28to to determine which tracks people are in.
  • 01:32As of July 2019,
  • 01:34and this is the reason why if you look at
  • 01:37how our faculty have grown since 2013,
  • 01:40we're now up to nearly not
  • 01:43quite twice as many.
  • 01:45In the total ladder, faculty ranks,
  • 01:48most of that has been driven by the
  • 01:50clinical expansion through Yale.
  • 01:52New Haven Hospital system,
  • 01:53and our clinical programmatic growth.
  • 01:55In general,
  • 01:55if you look at the size of the basic
  • 01:59science departments they have, this is the.
  • 02:03Blue line at the bottom here.
  • 02:04They've grown,
  • 02:05but not anywhere nearly as much
  • 02:07as the clinical departments
  • 02:09and the basics and the school.
  • 02:11Public health has also grown.
  • 02:13It's gone from 60 to 96
  • 02:15faculty ladder faculty,
  • 02:16which is a significant increase
  • 02:18for the School of Public Health.
  • 02:20But in comparison to the rest
  • 02:22of the Yale School of Medicine,
  • 02:24it's much smaller.
  • 02:26And if you look at the latter faculty tracks,
  • 02:28you can see that most of the growth
  • 02:30has been on the clinician educator
  • 02:32and the clinical track with lesser
  • 02:35growth in the traditional physician,
  • 02:37scientist
  • 02:37or clinician scientists track
  • 02:40and the investigator tracks in
  • 02:432019 because prior to that 2019,
  • 02:46most of the assistant professors
  • 02:48were undifferentiated,
  • 02:49and you could choose a sensibly your
  • 02:52career track that you wanted to be on at
  • 02:54the time you moved to associate Professor.
  • 02:56Or could declare condition educator
  • 02:59at the assistant professor rank?
  • 03:01When we changed it to everybody
  • 03:02who entered the latter faculty
  • 03:04had to have a a track assigned.
  • 03:06We saw a jump in some of the tracks
  • 03:09because the assistant professors are now
  • 03:11being added to the numbers down here.
  • 03:13But these tracks these research
  • 03:15intensive tracks have remained relatively
  • 03:18flat in comparison to the clinical
  • 03:20and the clinician educator track.