Resources for Mid-Career and Senior Faculty

At the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, there are many opportunities for continued career growth. Some faculty choose to continue along a successful trajectory within one of the Faculty Pathways, achieving greater administrative or leadership capacity to serve as mentors and influence the career development of other faculty within their lab groups, clinical divisions or departments. Others may be drawn to different types of administrative responsibilities with the University of Pittsburgh or UPMC, potentially focused upon medical education, hospital operations or departmental leadership.

Resources available to assist with continued career growth and transitions to meet evolving needs of the faculty member, department or institution include opportunities for Leadership Training and information on assembling an effective Administrative Dossier.

A variety of leadership training opportunities is available both locally and off-site. Several of these require nomination by your chair, who may be willing to offset registration costs. Most faculty also have access to Books/Dues/Travel type discretional funds.

One of the major responsibilities of leadership is managing the relationship between productivity and faculty wellness. In fields that require independent thought and judgement, wellness and productivity are intricately linked.

The Administrative Dossier - Evidence of Leadership

In contrast to the Curriculum Vitae, which serves as a record of scholarly and academic accomplishment, the Administrative Dossier is focused on documenting the ability to motivate people and to effect change. For some people, studying the impact of administrative policies can become a scholarly pursuit, but this is not essential for effective leadership.

For questions or suggestions concerning resources targeting mid-career or senior faculty, please contact Dr. Charleen Chu .