Clinical Faculty – Process – FAQ

Clinical Faculty members are health professionals engaged primarily in the practice of their professions outside UBC, whose appointments have been recommended by Departments/ Schools and the FOM for the purpose of participating in academic activities and have been approved by the UBC Board of Governors. Teaching is the principal contribution of Clinical Faculty, academic administration and research are encouraged and recognized.

The University of British Columbia (“UBC”) recognizes that Clinical Faculty members make significant contributions in the education of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate learners, residents and fellows and are often engaged in research and academic administration at UBC. Health care education requires the active participation of learners in clinical settings. The health care professionals who supervise and educate FOM learners in these clinical settings normally require a Clinical Faculty appointment. Clinical Faculty members are health professionals engaged primarily in the practice of their professions outside UBC, whose appointments have been recommended by Departments/ Schools and the FOM for the purpose of participating in academic activities and have been approved by the UBC Board of Governors. While teaching is the principal contribution of Clinical Faculty, academic administration and research are encouraged and recognized.

Clinical Faculty Appointments, Reappointments and Promotions are governed by the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine Policy on Clinical Faculty Appointments. Depending on the terms of your employment contract, you may be eligible for compensation.

  • Please click here to read UBC’s FOM Clinical Faculty Compensation Terms for teaching in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs.
  • Please click here to read UBC’s FOM Compensation Terms for Standing Committees and Search Committees for Senior Leadership.

Please forward your completed documents by the end of February for the spring committee meeting or before the end of August for the fall committee meeting to Carmen.kopp@ubc.ca

Documents needed for new appointments:

Documents needed for promotions:

  • UBC abbreviated CV
  • Letter of recommendation from your site department head
  • Teaching evaluations (please contact Carmen Kopp if you don’t have copies of your evaluations)

Please forward your completed documents by the end of September for the fall committee meeting to Carmen.kopp@ubc.ca

Clinical Faculty Appointment, Reappointment and Promotion Committee meetings take place twice a year.

  • April/May – New appointments and reappointments
  • October/November – New appointments and promotions

The deadline to submit your documents for the April/May meeting is end of February.

The deadline to submit your documents for the October/November meeting is end of September.

Your promotion will be effective as of July 1 the following year.

You will get notified by the Clinical Faculty HR Advisor that your application has been reviewed by the committee.  New appointments will be processed in workday and, you will be added to the Teaching & Tracking Payment system (TTPS).

Promotions will be forwarded to the Dean for final review.  Once approved and processed you will get a letter from the Dean’s office after July 1 confirming your promotion.

Carmen Kopp
Office Manager, Department of Radiology
Carmen.kopp@ubc.ca

Dr. Ren Yuan
Clinical Associate Professor
Ren.yuan@bccancer.bc.ca
Advisory Council – UBC Faculty of Medicine