Appointments and Promotions Committee (BMB APC)
The goal of this section is to provide a single entry point for:
Administrative and academic classifications of Mayo Faculty
Although confusing, it is important to understand that Mayo Faculty are simultaneously classified according to four different systems:
Administrative appointment (e.g., Associate Consultant, Senior Associate Consultant, Consultant)
Academic rank (e.g., Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor)
Graduate School privileges
BMB Appointments and Promotions Committee
The BMB APC advises the BMB chair on consultant-track promotions, granting of academic rank and requests for joint appointments.
Requests for academic rank in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Academic rank in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology does not reflect or imply participation or membership in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, but affirms credentials and experience in these fields of study. Faculty wishing to obtain academic rank (e.g., Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor) in the fields of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, should refer to the institutional web site for the Mayo Rochester staff policy manual (available only to Mayo Clinic employees via the Intranet).
In the case of proposals for Assistant Professor academic rank in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, the candidate should demonstrate a prospective academic trajectory with achievement of a Ph.D., M.D., or both; and documentation of a strategy for continued academic development. This information should be included in a cover letter to BMB AAPC, typically from a senior proponent.
After reviewing these guidelines and assembling the required materials, the request is typically initiated by forwarding a cover letter and C.V. (review required format) as email attachments to Dr. Jen Westendorf. An initial letter of support from a Mayo sponsor may be appropriate in this initial step. The BMB APC will then process the request. If the request for academic rank is granted at the BMB APC, this electronic documentation is forwarded to the institutional committee for review.
Note that the format of the paperwork is critically important to the institutional committee, so attention to details provided at the web site saves time. If approved by the Institutional APC, the request passes to the Foundation Education Committee and then to the Mayo Board of Trustees.
Requests for joint appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Unlike Academic Rank, a request for Joint Appointment in BMB reflects the desire of a faculty member to engage actively in the academic, administrative, and educational life of the department. Requests for Joint Appointment are made according to guidelines set forth by the institution.
After reviewing these guidelines, and assembling the needed materials, the request is typically initiated by forwarding a cover letter and C.V. as a digital attachment to Dr. Jen Westendorf. The cover letter must state familiarity with BMB departmental activities (see section) and explain the enthusiasm for ongoing participation in these activities. Support letters (as digital email attachments) from the BMB Chair, Jan van Deursen, and the Chair of the Administrative home department are also required.
The BMB APC will then process the request before it is forwarded to the Personnel Committee of the Mayo Board of Governors.
Faculty considering Joint Appointment in BMB should study the next section, which introduces some facets of the academic, administrative and educational aspects of BMB.
Ongoing BMB departmental activities
Individuals requesting academic appointments in BMB will presumably be enthusiastically participating in one (preferably more) of the following ongoing departmental activities. Mailing list contacts are provided.
BMB Seminar Series
BMB Journal Club
BMB Teaching in Mayo Graduate School
Requests for consultant-track promotion
Requests for promotion to Senior Associate Consultant or Consultant are initiated by the candidate and the BMB Chair. Follow the process as described in detail.
After reviewing these guidelines, meeting with the Chair and assembling the initial materials, the request is typically initiated by forwarding a cover letter and CV as a digital attachment to Dr. Jen Westendorf. The BMB APC processes the initial request.
Summary flow chart
Flow Chart for Mayo Foundation Appointments:
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