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Center For Cancer Research National Cancer Institute
Tenure Track Investigator Committee (TTIC)

You will be requested to supply materials to the CCR Office of the Director (OD) during three (3) different phases of the final formal tenure process. The following guidelines are adapted from the Criteria for Tenure (NIH Intramural Sourcebook) and procedures followed by the Office of Scientific Programs, CCR.

Please submit these materials to:

Office of Scientific Programs
Dr. Beverly Mock, Associate Director
c/o Theresa Bolton, Program Assistant
Bldg. 15D2, Room 103,
Tel: 301-402-6981
boltont@mail.nih.gov

Phase 1: Original Submission Package (Complete)

Submit one (1) complete SINGLE-SIDED copy of the tenure package with attached Tenure Appointment Check Sheet found on the NIH Intramural Research Sourcebook Web site at: Tenure Appointment Check Sheet through your Administrative Officer to the CCR Office of Scientific Programs (OSP). Include all of the following:

  • Recommending memorandum from the Laboratory/Branch Chief or Scientific Director, throughCCR Director and IC (Institute or Center) Director to the Deputy Director for Intramural Research (DDIR), OD, NIH, specifically addressing the recommendation for tenure. At a minimum, the memo should address the following:
    • Description of the specific and unique scientific contributions to the field(s)
    • Evidence of independence
    • Quality of science, productivity and impact on specific field and biomedical research more generally
    • National/international recognition
    • Expected contributions after tenure
  • Up-to-date and accurate C.V. and bibliography.  On the CV, clearly at the top (near the candidate's name) add the Researcher ID for the Web of Science Database.  The CV should include examples of scientific recognition; e.g., awards, honors, and outside scientific activities.  Additionally, all necessary information to address the criteria for tenure should be included (see Tenure Appointment Check Sheet for additional requirements). NOTE: If you are the PI on a clinical protocol, include all protocol numbers and titles in your C.V.
  • List of mentees including:
    • Names of all trainees mentored
    • Dates (month/year to month/year) each was mentored
    • Position and place where each went when they left the lab
    • Position and place where each is now (or last known)
    • Total demographics of trainees (gender and race/national origin)

  • List of the 5 publications that the candidate considers most important.
  • Copies of the 2 most significant papers (You may include more to send to referees if you want).
  • Description of future research plans by the candidate, no more than 5 pages.
  • All site visit reports and Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) recommendations (you should have 2) including rosters, with particular emphasis on the most recent one (must be within the past 2 years for the NIH Central Tenure Committee). Contact Gretchen White in Frederick or RaeJean Hermansen in Bethesda if you need a copies of your site visit reports or BSC recommendations and rosters of the teams and boards.
  • Detailed description of the resources (budget, personnel, space, animals, etc.) available to the candidate from the beginning of the tenure-track appointment to date, with a timeline of changes during the tenure track, if there have been any. This information is best presented as a chart with budget, space, personnel (broken out according to fellows, technical staff, etc.), and number of mouse cages as column headers, and year as the row designations.
  • Referee List (names of leaders in the field) with complete contact information (include street address, phone, fax and email) to request Letters of Recommendation. At least 6 letters from non-collaborators are required; most tenure packages have between 8 and 12 letters. E-mail this list with contact information to Theresa Bolton at boltont@mail.nih.gov
Phase 1A: For Referee Letters

Simultaneous with the submission of the complete package, please send 25 copies of the following to be sent out to referees:

  • Up-to-date and accurate C.V. and bibliography.  On the CV, clearly at the top (near the candidate's name) add the Researcher ID for the Web of Science Database.  The CV should include examples of scientific recognition; e.g., awards, honors, and outside scientific activities (see Tenure Appointment Check Sheet for additional requirements).
  • The 2-5 publications that the candidate considers most important.
  • Description of future research plans by the candidate (no more than 5 pages).

In addition, send 1 hard copy of the proposed referee list and e-mail the list with contact information to Theresa Bolton.

Phase 2: For CCR Tenure Review Panel

After the Letters of Recommendations are received and reviewed, please submit 25 copies of the following:

  • Recommending memorandum from the Laboratory/Branch Chief or Scientific Director, throughCCR Director and IC (Institute or Center) Director to the Deputy Director for Intramural Research (DDIR), OD, NIH, specifically addressing the recommendation for tenure. At a minimum, the memo should address the following:
    • Description of the specific and unique scientific contributions to the field(s)
    • Evidence of independence
    • Quality of science, productivity and impact on specific field and biomedical research more generally
    • National/international recognition
    • Expected contributions after tenure
  • Up-to-date and accurate C.V. and bibliography.  On the CV, clearly at the top (near the candidate's name) add the Researcher ID for the Web of Science Database.  The CV should include examples of scientific recognition; e.g., awards, honors, and outside scientific activities (see Tenure Appointment Check Sheet for additional requirements).
  • List of mentees including:
    • Names of all trainees mentored
    • Dates (month/year to month/year) each was mentored
    • Position and place where each went when they left the lab
    • Position and place where each is now (or last known)
    • Total demographics of trainees (gender and race/national origin)

  • A list of your 5 most significant publications (feel free to annotate why they are significant, emphasize the conceptual advance)
  • Copies of the 2-5 publications that the candidate considers most important
  • Description of future research plans by the candidate (no more than 5 pages)
  • All site visit reports and resulting BSC recommendations (should have at least 2), with particular emphasis on the most recent one (must be within the past 2 years for the NIH Central Tenure Committee)
  • Detailed description of the resources (budget, personnel, space, other) available to the candidate from the beginning of the tenure track to date, with a timeline of changes during the tenure track (only for tenure-track candidates).

Letters of recommendation are solicited and provided by the Office of Scientific Programs, CCR, Bldg. 15D2, 103.

Phase 3: For Central Tenure Committee (NIH) - The CCR OSP is responsible for preparing and submitting the packages for this phase of the tenure process.

 

After approval for tenure is received (usually as an e-mail from Dr. Gottesman to the CCR Director and the Lab/Branch Chief), have your Administrative Officer initiate the paperwork for conversion to tenure and pay adjustment.