The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is pleased to announce a new professional development opportunity for junior faculty to learn more about the promotion and tenure process.
The UNC School of Medicine APT Committee Observership Program will allow junior faculty to observe the promotion and tenure process in preparation for their own advancement. This program is aimed to improve transparency around the promotion and tenure process, while creating additional opportunities for junior faculty to learn about some of the School of Medicine standing committees.
Participants of the program will be able to observe the Committee to Review Promotions to associate professor (tenure track) and the Fixed Term Promotions Committee. Both committees will host one assistant professor who will serve as a non-voting committee member for a six month term. Observers will attend monthly meetings to learn about promotion and/or tenure decision processes. Upon completion of the program, participants will then serve as peer mentors to other junior faculty, providing insights regarding the promotion and tenure process from the Assistant Professor perspective. All observers will sign a confidentiality agreement and will recuse themselves when members of their own department are being discussed for promotion.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural observers are Dr. Kris Karvelas (Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) and Dr. Lori O’Brien (Department of Cell Biology and Physiology).
Faculty interested in serving in this role should contact their Department Chair to discuss future nomination. Nominations for the July 2022-December 2022 term will be accepted in May 2022.
Contact Kim Boggess, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.