The Department of Psychiatry’s Faculty Development Committee supports the progress of junior, mid-level and senior faculty members. The committee provides resources for career development, including education, research and scholarship, clinical expertise and service, wellness and work-life integration.
Through monthly meetings, the committee:
- Serves as a liaison between faculty members and leadership.
- Orients new faculty members.
- Supports faculty promotion and advancement.
- Coordinates mentorship programs and actively pursues core faculty development areas of interest.
- Organizes seminars, workshops and retreats on topics of faculty development.
- Highlights accomplishments and contributions of faculty online and in a monthly newsletter.
Encouraging personal and professional growth
The committee supports all faculty members of the Department of Psychiatry and helps to ensure everyone has resources for advancement, both institutionally and in the field of psychiatry.
The School of Medicine’s Faculty Affairs Resources page provides current job postings; benefits; titles and professional tracks; codes of conduct; information on reporting abuse, discrimination or ethics violations; investigator resources; and information on diversity and inclusion. The School of Medicine has research resources for faculty and staff, and the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library has dedicated faculty resources for research and teaching.
For current faculty and students, the Faculty Affairs intranet page (password required) contains document templates and training guides for opening and offering academic positions, tenure, justification for increase, hosting visiting scholars and other resources.
The School of Medicine also offers assistance for faculty, staff, fellows, residents, clinicians and researchers through the Office of Clinician Well-Being. Feelings of stress, anxiety, burnout and depression can be common in medical careers, and the Office of Clinician Well-Being offers mental health support, including short-term counseling and referrals.
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry provides educational toolkits and resources tailored to residents and fellows and early-career psychiatrists. The American Psychiatric Association also has information on topics including workplace mental health and understanding coding and reimbursement.