The majority of our faculty apply for an initial appointment at the Clinical Assistant Professor level. There are however, some titles that have different requirements.

  • Clinical Instructor – Fellows involved in an ACGME-accredited fellowship that are participating in education are eligible for this teaching title.
  • Professor of Practice – Health care professionals that do not hold a traditional allopathic medical degree or clinical PhD can apply for the Professor of Practice Track. Physician Assistants, Nurse Practioners, Dental Medicine and other specialty degrees are generally incorporated here.
  • Research Professor – Applicants actively involved in a primarily research lab-based role can apply in the research series track. Typically, this will be where most of our PhD applicants reside.

For more information on what is expected for Scholar Track eligibility — Educator Scholar, Clinical Scholar, Research Scholar — please review our Criteria for Track and Rank.

Eligibility for senior title is primarily based on the number of years at a previous rank, but also incorporates scholarship, research and publication activity as considerations.

In general, one must have at least six years of experience at a previous rank for each step of promotion:

  • Assistant Professor.
    • Associate Professor.
      • Professor

If you are not sure, please discuss appropriate rank with your Department Chair.

In order to be eligible for teaching faculty title, applicants must be involved or scheduled to be involved in the research or education missions of the college, including the teaching of medical students, residents and/or fellows.

If you are not involved, but interested in applying for faculty title, we recommend learning about our teaching opportunities.

If you are not involved, but need a faculty title for the purposes of credentialing at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, please review how to apply for the Faculty Physician title at Banner.

On average, we've found that the application process for teaching faculty title can take around two to three months to complete. Most applications trend around this timeline; however, there are always some exceptions.

The primary holdups that are experienced with the application process are waiting for letters of recommendation and verifying involvement with UA College of Medicine – Phoenix education. To ensure these do not become substantial roadblocks, we encourage notifying your requested letter writers and/or program directors before you submit your application, so that they can be expecting any communications regarding your dossier.

Another stage that can vary quite a bit is when an application is in department approval or under review with the College of Medicine – Phoenix Appointment, Promotion and Tenure committee. In this stage, the time to process will depend on the frequency of a given department's committee meetings and availability on the agenda. Some departments will meet only once they have a large slate of titles to approve; others may have a recurring monthly review.

Finally, the last stage — the completion of our online New Faculty Orientation module, creating your UA NetID and accepting your title in the UAccess system — is entirely dependent on your timetable for these items. It is important to note that if you do not accept your title in UAccess, your faculty title with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix will not be active.

A letter of recommendation writer can submit their letter for an application in a few ways. When an application is reviewed and letters are requested, your writer will receive an email that includes a link to view your application and CV online. If they wish to do so, there is a field to upload their letter directly to the application.

Other methods to submit include:

Letters must be in Word or PDF format. Documents in Pages format, OpenOffice or images will be returned. Letters can be scanned and submitted if you wish to include your signature, but we request that they are converted to PDF prior to submission.

Once your faculty title has received preliminary approval from the dean of Faculty Affairs, you will receive three emails from with an ID number and PIN; these are needed to create a NetID* and password.

Once you've received these emails and have your ID and PIN numbers ready, a NetID can be created at

*Note: If you have any previous relationship with the University of Arizona and already have a NetID, you will be able to use that to accept your faculty title, instead of creating a new one.

To reset your password, you may either follow the instructions below or you may call the 24/7 IT Department at 520-626-8324 — choose option 6 — at any time.

How to reset forgotten password:

  1. Visit UA Net ID.
  2. Click Reset Forgotten Password.
  3. If you do not have a CatCard, click Are you a student or former student, and cannot locate your Student ID, EMPLID or CatCard Info?
  4. Provide one of the following identifiers: Student ID, EMPLID or Social Security Number.
  5. Enter your date of birth and then submit.
    • If you receive an error that says your NetID has expired, you will need to call the IT number above.
  6. Provide an answer to the security question you created when you made your NetID.
  7. Create new password.

Once you have a UA NetID, you can follow the steps below to accept the Designated Campus Colleague (DCC) agreement.

  1. Log onto UAccess Employee.
  2. Enter your NetID and password to access "Campus Colleague Relationships"
  3. On the UAccess Employee page, click on Self Service under the main menu options.
  4. Click on the Campus Colleagues folder and select Campus Colleague Relationships.
  5. Complete your personal information and review the attached agreement (if applicable).  
  6. By selecting Accept button, you are both confirming that you have completed the personal information sections accurately and to the best of your knowledge, you have reviewed any attached agreements and are applying your electronic signature, indicating that you have accepted the terms of the relationship. 

If you have questions about your DCC relationship, please contact the sponsoring department at the University of Arizona. The relationship must be completed in order for you to have access to systems and services on campus.

If you require assistance with retrieving your NetID and password, please contact the 24/7 IT Support Center at 520-626-TECH (8324).

**Note: If you have any previous relationship with the University of Arizona and already have a NetID, you will be able to skip this step and proceed to accepting the title in UAccess.**

Volunteer faculty have access to the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

A UA NetID and password are needed to use the online resources, while physical library access is also available with a PBC Faculty ID badge. The library is located on the third floor of the Health Sciences Education Building on the campus.

Certain point-of-care resources, like UpToDate and DynaMed, are only available when connected to a campus network or hotspot due to current licensing agreements.


Volunteer/DCC faculty are able to request an identification badge to use when on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. To start the badge request, email Veronica Ortiz at or She will request the appointment with Campus Management and Operations.

When your appointment has been approved, you will be sent further information. Badge hours for photos and printing are Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to12:00 p.m. and Thursdays 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Other times can be requested only if a member of Campus Management and Operations will be available during that time.      

Note: The identification badge is not an access card. Access cards will only be provided to approved faculty with administrative responsibilities for the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.