School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs

Faculty Development

Dean's Faculty Advancement Award

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is fully committed to supporting the success of all of the outstanding faculty members that we recruit to our institution. To this end, we are pleased to announce the Dean’s Faculty Advancement Award, a new annual award intended to enable junior and mid-career faculty members to maintain their research trajectory during a challenging period in their life and career. This highly competitive award will provide up to $35,000 per year for two consecutive years to help support the research and career development of faculty members facing significant personal responsibilities.

CaMP

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Career Mentoring Program (CaMP) provides orientation, management, and leadership skills to help faculty maximize their chances for career success. Additionally, CaMP also provides networking opportunities for faculty members that may lead to new and innovative collaborations with colleagues in different departments. Our program pairs cohorts of 8-10 junior faculty with two senior advisors chosen for their proven record as funded investigators and successful mentors. The groups meet monthly to cover topics that include strategic planning, communication styles, working in teams, navigating the tenure and promotion, and negotiation strategies. During the last few sessions, the leadership role for these sessions transitions to the mentees, who select topics for discussion from a menu of options.

SPRINGBOARD

SPRINGBOARD is a yearlong required orientation program for new faculty investigators in the schools of the health sciences. Tenure-track faculty members are enrolled within the first year of their faculty appointment. SPRINGBOARD provides opportunities for faculty members to learn about each other’s research, about available research-related and other resources at Pitt and beyond, and to meet key members of our research and administrative community.

Academy of Master Educators

The Academy of Master Educators will recognize and reward excellence in education, advance education through innovation and professional development of faculty and support and promote educational scholarship. Development activities sponsered by the academy include innovations in Medical Education, seminar series, program to mentor junior faculty in medical education and an annual social event.

The Office of Academic Career Development

The Office of Academic Career Development is dedicated to providing professionals in the schools of the health sciences with the professional tools, resources, and support they need to achieve their full potential as leaders in biomedical research, education, and clinical practice. As a model for comprehensive academic career development programs internationally, OACD seeks to empower the academic health science community, including graduate and medical students, postdoctoral associates and scholars, residents, clinical associates, and faculty by providing academic career development guidance, training, and support.