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CLIFF (Clinical Information For Faculty)

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Appointees in one ofthe following twoclinical series teach the application of clinical and basic sciences to clinical practice in all areas of patient care.

  • Voluntary Clinical Professor - faculty who receive no University compensation
  • (Health Sciences) Clinical Professor Non-Salaried - those who receive salary in a non-faculty title, such as MSP, Post MD, etc.

Appointments in the Voluntary series or (Health Sciences) Clinical Non-Salaried series may be madeat the following ranks (in order of advancement).

  1. Clinical Instructor
  2. Assistant Clinical Professor
  3. Associate Clinical Professor
  4. Clinical Professor

APM 278 - Policies governing (Health Sciences) Clinical Non-Salaried series

APM 279 - Policies governing Voluntary Clinical series

In 2005, APM’s 278 and 279 were updated requiring campuses to gather more comprehensive information on our (Health Sciences) Non- Salaried and Voluntary Clinical Faculty Clinical competency and current contributions to the school.

CLIFF Reference Guide

  • Create New or Verify Existing CLIFF Appointee - Create a NEW CLIFF Appointee Profile or verify the candidate exists in the database. Required prior to submitting a New Appointment or any new action. (Access Privileges Required)
  • Request New CLIFF Action via ARC - Use this link to request ARC analysts to compile and submit New Appointments, Reappointments, Promotions, Changes in Series, Extensions, and Separations for existing CLIFF Appointee Profiles. (No Access Privileges Required)
  • Propose New CLIFF Action - Submit new proposed actions, such as New Appointments, Reappointments, Promotions, Changes in Series, Extensions, and Separations for existing CLIFF Appointee Profiles. (Access Privileges Required, Non-ARC Departments only)

    For CLIFF application Access Privileges and training please contact Ruthlyn Sinclair at rlbsinclair@ucsd.edu.

(HS) Clinical Non-Salaried - All Ranks

  • Concurrent CLIFF appointments must be extended along with MSP contracts (if applicable) As of October 2016, CLIFF appointments with MSP Contracts will be automatically extended through their initial 3 year appointment period, before requiring reappointment review.

Voluntary or Non-Salaried - All Ranks


Questions about CLIFF?

See the CLIFF FAQs and CLIFF Checklists or Templates found on this page.

For CLIFF application access privileges, training, and other questions or concerns please contact Ruthlyn Sinclair rlbsinclair@ucsd.edu