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Associate Faculty Membership Application

Faculty members may be eligible for Associate Faculty Membership if they have less than three years as teaching faculty and/or one item in education research or scholarship*

Membership is based on evidence of excellence in education documented through an application completed by the applicant. The application includes: (1) a letter of support from the chair, (2) current CV, (3) application. Please submit all letters of support via PDF to

Each application is reviewed using peer-review process via a review panel of Academy members from the Membership and Standards Committee. A panel of Academy members will review and score all applications, and only those that meet the criteria will be granted membership.


Faculty will be considered eligible for membership if they:

  • Are faculty members within the College of Medicine
  • Support the teaching mission of the College of Medicine
  • Are in good standing within the College of Medicine
  • Provide evidence of quality and quantity of educational activities in teaching, educational activities, scholarly work related to teaching and educational leadership, and administration.

Benefits of Membership  

Membership benefits include:

  • Recognition of excellence in teaching and educational scholarship
  • Service to the institution in the area of Education 
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunities for ongoing interactions and collaborations with colleagues who are committed and engaged in teaching and scholarship
  • Rigorous peer review of evidence of teaching quality and quantity that can facilitate an academic career (ie, tenure and promotion processes, annual performance reviews, recognition and awards)
  • Access to educational research/scholarship support

The Membership and Standards Committee was created to establish and revise standards for Academy of Teaching Scholars membership, refine model portfolios, and oversee the membership selection process. 

*Educational research or scholarship includes invited education-related presentations outside one’s own department, dissemination of teaching materials created by the faculty member, that others have adopted or adapted, publication of educational materials in MedEdPORTAL, training or educational grants, and traditional forms of publication that reflect the science and practice of teaching or education (e.g., oral and poster abstract presentations, published abstracts, and peer-reviewed manuscripts).