Office of Faculty & Academic Affairs

Mission

Based on the Jesuit guiding principle of cura personalis, Georgetown University School of Medicine is committed to providing a nurturing, respectful, and culturally sensitive environment for faculty of diverse backgrounds and interests that will allow each one to grow to their full potential as an academic professional (teacher, scholar, clinician) and as a human being. We develop, implement, and monitor programs and activities that support all Georgetown University School of Medicine faculty and post-doctoral fellows.

Objectives

  • To support faculty, postdoctoral trainees, and departments in their efforts to achieve their individual goals
  • To foster an environment that encourages the greatest possible professional  and leadership development of faculty, postdoctoral trainees, and students

Functions

  • To support the professional development of faculty members and postdoctoral trainees in the School of Medicine
    • Conduct an annual New Faculty Orientation
    • Administer a Faculty Mentoring Program
    • Oversee the process of Faculty Evaluation
    • Facilitate recruitment, appointment, promotion, and retention of a culturally and ethnically diverse faculty
    • Support the work of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CAP)
    • Review, revise, and maintain appointment, promotion, and tenure guidelines  
    • Provide assistance and consultation to faculty members, postdoctoral trainees, and department chairs in regard to the development of existing and new faculty
    • Organize workshops and other events to foster career development and hone professional skills
    • Coordinate resources and opportunities to support the professional development of faculty members and postdoctoral trainees in the School of Medicine
  • To encourage faculty to engage in the scholarship of education
    • Introduce current pedagogical methods and useful teaching tips to the faculty
    • Sponsor workshops, seminars, orientation sessions and other efforts to improve the teaching and research environment