Academy Associate Educators are active, interprofessional teachers within MaineHealth and its educational partners. To join the academy as an Associate Educator, the applicant must be ready to pursue an appointment at the instructor level or higher. The application includes submission of the CV, a statement of their current teaching activities, two letters of recommendation, and a letter of nomination from a member of the Academy or academic leadership. Application materials can be submitted to the Academy at any time. The Academy executive committee on a rolling basis will approve applications. Academy Associate Educators have a 5-year renewal term and should be working towards academic promotion from their current rank during their term. One Associate Educator is elected to the Academy executive committee and serves for 2 years. Upon joining, an Academy Fellow or Master Educator will meet with the Associate Educator to help with a plan for continued academic advancement to include obtaining an academic appointment if one is not already held. As part of the expectations for an Associate, they will develop a teaching portfolio, which contains current and past teaching activities and materials.