SOM Faculty Affairs

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  • School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs

    The Office of Faculty Affairs has a broad range of responsibilities, including:

    • Search and recruitment services
    • Faculty appointments, promotions, and tenure
    • Faculty on-boarding
    • Faculty Forward: Medical faculty job satisfaction survey
    • Faculty tracking
    • Departmental and faculty consultation
    • Exit interviews
    • Department Reviews (5 year review)
    • Chair Leadership Assessment (annual)

    Mission

    The mission of the UMMC School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) is to build and sustain faculty vitality in our medical school, our teaching hospitals, clinical service areas and research environments. Our office is particularly focused on the development and implementation of institutional policies, procedures, and processes that advance our SOM faculty in the academic missions of education, research and clinical service. We embrace a diverse faculty whose differences synergize our threefold mission.

    Purpose

    In July 2009, the UMMC vice chancellor and dean established the Office of Faculty Affairs. The Office of Faculty Affairs and the associate dean for faculty affairs assist institutional leaders in the development and enactment of policies and programs that advance the academic missions of teaching, research, and clinical care.

    The Office of Faculty Affairs conducts its work by:

    • Facilitating dialogue, debate and communication on emerging issues and challenges to SOM faculty;
    • Developing and implementing effective policies and strategies;
    • Fostering faculty professionalism and institutional policies and practices and career pathways;
    • Encouraging research and scholarship relevant to faculty and institutional policies and practices, including¬†measuring and analyzing outcomes of faculty vitality;
    • Collaborating with SOM dean's groups, campus leaders, councils and constituencies to create synergy that contributes to SOM faculty vitality and a thriving institution.

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