The primary mission of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is to support the development of our faculty members and to provide resources to assure their academic success. We are deeply committed to assisting our faculty navigate the ins and outs of what it means to be a member of the faculty, including how to prepare for the appointments, promotion, and tenure (APT) process.
Below you will find information related to career navigation. While all faculty members are responsible for their own career success, it is expected that their Chair, Division Chief, and/or another specifically designated senior faculty member will mentor them towards promotion.
To schedule a brief, 15-minute appointment with Senior Associate Dean Kim Boggess to discuss faculty affairs topics such as promotion and tenure or APT guidelines revisions, visit calendly.com/faldofficehours/15min.
SOM Policy on Curriculum Vitae FormatSOM Standardized CV Format
CVs for SOM Faculty going before the SOM APT Committees should preferably use the CSE/CBE citation style. Examples of citations in this format are available through the UNC Libraries here for your reference: www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/citations/cse/index.htm.
Review some sample Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statements here.
SOM Policy on Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure
School of Medicine Post-Tenure Review Policy
UNC School of Medicine Policy on Post-Tenure Review (Revised Apr 2015)
SOM Faculty Review Policy
UNC School of Medicine Policy on Faculty Review (revised Dec 2019)
SOM Adjunct Faculty Handbook
APT Cheat Sheets by Track
- Excellence in Clinical Activity
- Excellence in Research
- Excellence in Administration
- Excellence in Teaching
- Excellence in Community Service
*new cheat sheets coming soon!