Career Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development coordinates and supports faculty development programming in the College of Human Medicine.

New faculty of all MSU-paid faculty appointment types are welcomed each year with the New Faculty Orientation. Attendees learn about the support available for their career journey and progress toward meeting the college’s promotion expectations in their appointment system. They also have the opportunity to network with other new faculty across the college and meet with the college’s senior leadership to discuss expectations and opportunities for faculty in each area of the mission.

The college’s centrally coordinated mentoring programming currently includes the Tenure System Mentoring Program, which has been providing targeted support for pre-tenure faculty on meeting college expectations for promotion and tenure since 2008. The college has had mentoring programming for other faculty appointment types throughout the years as needs and interest demand. We are pleased to announce the launch of the CHM Mentoring Circles program in Fall 2022, designed for faculty in the fixed term and academic specialist appointment systems. It provides support for defining and refining one’s professional identity, developing a career roadmap and meeting college expectations for promotion in these appointment systems. In addition, the Office of Faculty Development works with departments to coordinate department-level mentoring offerings for all faculty and academic staff appointment types and career stages.

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development also hosts the quarterly Chair Collaboration and Leadership series. In this workshop series, chairpersons and directors across the college meet to discuss faculty affairs and development topics within the unit leader’s purview. The goals of the program are to build and nurture the professional community of chairs and directors in the college, provide opportunities to share new ideas and best practices for faculty affairs and faculty development topics, and support chairperson and director leadership development.

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