As you know, the Department of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development provides support programs and developmental opportunities to ensure the success of our faculty. This is a challenging, yet exciting, task, as we currently have more than 600 faculty who contribute daily to our outstanding patient care, research, and teaching activities. We are able to accomplish this important work in large part through our committees. In addition, the Office of Research has specific committees with similar goals to provide developmental opportunities. Together, we are currently looking for new members for seven committees. Remember, committee service counts toward promotion! Please see below for opportunities to contribute to a department of excellence and innovation.
We have openings in our main Faculty Development Committee for seven new members with a strong interest in, and commitment to, faculty development to add to our already superb roster of committee members. This is the parent committee on faculty development that discusses current issues, initiates and develops new programs, and provides advice to Dr. Kathy Griendling, vice chair for research and faculty development. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Members include the chairs of the subcommittees and eight to ten at-large members. Terms are for two years, with an option for a third.
The Promotions and Tenure Subcommittee has three openings. This committee has the important task of evaluating all senior promotion cases within the Department of Medicine. Committee members also offer individualized CV reviews and perform mid-year reviews of tenure-track candidates. The committee meets at 8 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Terms are for three years, and members must be associate professors or professors.
Our Awards Subcommittee has five openings. This committee focuses on enhancing and facilitating the end-of-year Celebratory Grand Rounds awards program and solicits nominations for regional, national, and international awards. Meeting time is TBD. Terms are for two years, with an option for a third.
We are looking for ten faculty members who have a passion for mentoring to join the Mentoring Subcommittee. This committee is responsible for developing, enhancing, and maintaining mentoring within the department. Meeting time is TBD and terms are for two years, with an option for a third.
The Research Advisory Team (RAT) has six to eight openings. This team is responsible for new initiatives in the research arena, advising the chair on policy, and prioritizing research needs. This working committee greatly influences the direction and success of research in the department. The committee meets at 9 a.m. on the last Thursday of each month. Terms are for two years, with an option for a third.
The Department of Medicine’s IT Faculty and Staff Advisory Committee has five openings. This committee provides two-way communication between faculty and information technology to collaborate on projects, share ideas, and refine current thinking on how information technology should operate within the department. Monthly meeting time is TBD and terms are for two years, with the ability to renew (based on committee vote).
Additionally, we have two openings in our Project M-PACT (Medicine Partnering Across the Community) working group. Help us develop new department-wide service opportunities and implement our current roster of ongoing events, such as the Hunger Walk/Run, Holiday Toy Drive, and Meals on Wheels. Terms are for one year, with an option for a second. Meeting time is TBD.
Department of Medicine Communities connect faculty with similar interests and help facilitate personal and professional growth. The Clinical Excellence, Education, and Research Communities are looking for new members to join their steering teams, which are responsible for planning and implementing initiatives that support these goals across the tripartite mission areas. Monthly meeting times vary by Community. Terms are for two years, with an option for a third.
Because we strive to balance committee membership across divisions, unfortunately, we will be unable to accept the services of all interested parties. However, we will keep these faculty in mind as future slots become available.
There will be some work required outside of the regular meetings. The intent, however, is to make the meetings as efficient as possible to minimize the strain on already busy schedules.