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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. 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.

Our new School of Medicine appointments, promotion, and tenure (APT) Sharepoint site contains all of the necessary information related to faculty career navigation including the guidelines for promotion and tenure, dossier preparation materials, and other helpful tools to promote faculty success. Click here to access the site. *Note: please log-in using your onyen credentials. If you experience trouble accessing the site, contact

For an overview of the APT process follow along as Dr. Kim Boggess, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, outlines resources and FAQs.

In addition, the School of Medicine provides trained Assistant Professors who participated in a six month APT Committee Observership and now serve as APT peer advisors. They may be contacted by email to discuss questions you have.

Lori O’Brien (tenure track/tenure)

Kris Karelas (fixed term track)