Faculty Development Resources
The Office of Faculty Affairs is dedicated to the professional development and well-being of its faculty members. The Faculty Development Resource pages provide an inclusive listing of developmental opportunities available on campus and through external entities as well as a library of publications related professional development. The two links included are below:
Faculty members involved in clinical care, biomedical research and education are subject to increasing and changing regulatory requirements that often require additional training. The School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt Medical Center have combined efforts to address the need for a centralized process for faculty to access training.
Online Faculty Development Programming
The Office of Faculty Affairs designed Online Faculty Programming with the intent to provide Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) faculty members with the resources, tools, and knowledge in a virtual format. The Office of Faculty Affairs acknowledges that the demands of working in the academic medical profession are abundant, and we encourage our faculty members to seek faculty development programming at their convenience. Access to this site is available by VUNetID only.
School of Medicine Faculty Awards Ceremony
The School of Medicine Faculty Awards recognize excellence in teaching, research, and clinical service. These awards are given by the faculty to the faculty. It is the recognition of extraordinary contribution by peers that makes these awards unique and most valued. The annual awards for Excellence in Teaching, Extraordinary Performance of Clinical Service, and Outstanding Contributions to Research are proud Vanderbilt traditions.
The awards for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Medicine are named in honor of faculty who have exemplified the specifics of each award. The awards for Extraordinary Performance of Clinical Service are named in honor of past faculty physicians who were innovators in clinical care. The awards for Outstanding Contributions to Research are named in honor of current and past Vanderbilt faculty who have been recognized during their careers by election to the National Academy of Sciences. All of these awards are testimony to the exceptional and extraordinary achievements of our School of Medicine faculty.
Academic Leadership Program
The Academic Leadership Program (ALP) is designed to refine leadership skills for distinguished senior faculty. The program provides the foundation for success in the roles of chairperson, division chief or center director. The program engages distinguished faculty from the Owen School of Management, senior School of Medicine leaders, and the Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management.
Department Administrator Roundtable Series
The Department Administrator Roundtable Series is designed to engage VUSM department administrators in learning functions associated with the Office of Faculty Affairs. The program consists of monthly meetings on topics related to faculty work-lives. Recent topics include (a) appointments and promotions, (b) reappointments, (c) offer letters, (d) professional development, (e) compliance, and (f) conflict of interest.
Thomas A. Hazinski Faculty Development Workshop
The Hazinski Workshop is an annual half-day conference on a chosen topic related to faculty development. The program consists of a keynote lecture, complemented by interactive workshops in varying formats. Recent topics covered include: conflict resolution/communication, mentoring strategies and development of educator tools.
Early-Career Investigator Workshop Series
The Early-Career Investigator Workshop Series is a series of workshops designed to engage assistant level faculty conducting bench science who wish to learn and refine skills related to lab management and success in basic research. Areas covered include building your research team, managing your research team, honing your mentoring skills, faculty wellness and resiliency, financial lab management, and other management insights.
Educator Track Networking Sessions
The Educator Track Networking Sessions are informal monthly lunch-time sessions. The purpose of this program is to informally network with Office of Faculty Affairs staff, other educator track faculty members, and expand your professional network at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Mid-Career Leadership Development Program
The Mid-Career Leadership Development Program (MCLDP) is designed to cultivate and prepare future leaders in the medical center. The program provides the foundation for success of selected Associate Professors exhibiting leadership abilities. The program engages distinguished faculty members from the Owen School of Management, senior School of Medicine leaders, and selected leaders from regional and national Academic Medical Associations.
Mid-Career Skills Building Program
The Mid-Career Skills Building Program is a series of workshops designed to engage Associate level faculty in learning core competencies necessary for effective department and/or section/division leadership. The didactic and colloquial sessions will provide practical examples and applications of the core competencies necessary to lead departments, divisions, centers and other combined clinical and academic enterprises at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mid-career faculty are invited to attend all sessions, or only those of interest to them.
New Faculty Orientation
New Faculty Orientation is hosted biannually in order to welcome new faculty who begin in spring and fall. The purpose of the orientation is to provide new faculty with critical information about the School of Medicine and resources available for faculty members to support their academic career.
Promotion through The Ranks
The Promotion through the Ranks program is a series of workshops offered to all faculty members about the policies, processes, and expectations during the appointments and promotions process. The workshops are separated by academic track to ensure faculty members receive appointments and promotions data and information about their individual track. The workshops include a panel discussion with senior administrators, recently promoted faculty members, and senior faculty members who have served on the appointments and promotions committee.
Research Track Networking Sessions
The Research Track Networking Sessions are informal monthly lunch-time sessions. The purpose of this program is to informally network with Office of Faculty Affairs staff, other research track faculty members, and expand your professional network at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine
The Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine (AECM) was established in 2021. The mission of the AECM is to honor exemplary clinicians who combine humanism, professionalism and pass for patient care with a scholarly approach to improving patient health and who will establish a community of leaders to promote clinical excellence.