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ACADEMIC CAREER PLANNING. Kathleen G. Nelson, M.D. Sr. Associate Dean for Faculty Development. CLIMBING THE LADDER. The Future History Of Your Career . WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES. Understand Career Options Learn How to “Package” Yourself Identify Value of Mentors/Opportunities

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academic career planning

ACADEMIC CAREER PLANNING

Kathleen G. Nelson, M.D.

Sr. Associate Dean for Faculty Development

climbing the ladder

CLIMBING THE LADDER

The Future History

Of Your

Career

workshop objectives
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
  • Understand Career Options
  • Learn How to “Package” Yourself
  • Identify Value of Mentors/Opportunities
  • Learn Which Activities Likely Lead to Academic Advancement
  • Plan Your Career Path for Next Several Years
visioning
VISIONING
  • Where will you be in the next 1…5….10 years??
goals in 10 years
Goals In 10 Years

Career Goals:

  • Academic Rank
  • Career Focus
  • Most Notable Achievements

Personal Goals:

  • Family
  • Location
  • Lifestyle
how to vision
How To Vision
  • Write an award nomination for yourself
  • Write an acceptance speech
  • Write a future CV/Resume
  • Write a “feldschrift” or obituary
academic faculty ranks
ACADEMIC FACULTY RANKS
  • Instructor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor

Other Titles

  • Division Director
  • Chairman/Center Director
  • Dean
career options
CAREER OPTIONS
  • Institution Specific
  • Described in “Faculty Handbook”
  • Tenure Vs Non-Tenure
  • Academic Vs Clinical
  • Part-time Vs Full-time
  • Opportunities to Switch?
promotion requirements
Tenure Track

Excellence in 2 of 3 areas

Research

Teaching

Service/Clinical Care

Evidence of Scholarship

Non-Tenure Track

Excellence in 1 area

Research

Teaching

Service/Clinical Care

Evidence of Scholarship

PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS
recipe for promotion
RECIPE FOR PROMOTION

Basic Ingredients

  • Area of Career Focus
  • Develop Expertise
  • Cultivate Champions-Internal and External
  • Generate Revenue
  • Community Citizenship

Package Your Credentials Proudly

initial hire letter
INITIAL HIRE LETTER
  • Expectations Clearly Stated?
  • “Protected” Time?
  • Start-up Funding?
  • Faculty Development/Review?
identify mentor mentors who
IDENTIFY MENTOR/MENTORS WHO:
  • Facilitates Progress
  • Identifies Support Sources
  • Introduces to Potential

Collaborators

  • Promotes Progress with other Faculty
identify mentor mentors who1
IDENTIFY MENTOR/MENTORS WHO:
  • Stimulates Intellectual Growth
  • Informs about Institution
  • Assists with Goal Setting
  • Protects from Excessive Demands
  • Develops Skills
develop a focus
DEVELOP A FOCUS
  • Document Productivity
    • Publications
    • Patient Referrals/Revenue Produced
    • Recognition by Peers/Trainees as Expert
  • Achieve Leadership
    • New or Essential Activity
    • Independence from Mentor ?
teaching portfolio
TEACHING PORTFOLIO

Describe Teaching Activities

  • # of Trainees/Time Commitment
  • Type of Activity

Evaluations of Teaching Ability by Students/Peers

    • Lectures
    • Small Group
    • Bedside
    • Peer Comparison
teaching portfolio1
TEACHING PORTFOLIO
  • Teaching Awards/Nominations
  • Extramural Activities
    • Visiting Lectures
    • Community
    • CME
  • Supervision/Advising
teaching portfolio2
TEACHING PORTFOLIO
  • Participation on Education Committees
  • Product Development
    • Syllabi/Curricula
    • Power Points
    • Computer Programs
    • Review Articles/Chapters
choose activities wisely
CHOOSE ACTIVITIES WISELY
  • Examine Purpose of Activity
    • Research, Teaching, Service
  • Evaluate Time Commitment
    • Meeting Frequency, Number of Committee Members
choose activities wisely1
CHOOSE ACTIVITIES WISELY
  • Are There Opportunities for Leadership?
  • Are There Opportunities for Networking
  • Is It New or Essential Position ?
generate revenue
GENERATE REVENUE
  • Clinical Service
  • Grants and Contracts

$10,000 Vs $100,000

Respond - Re-submit

funding sources
FUNDING SOURCES

Federal

NIH

AHCRQ

Foundation

Industrial

Institutional

get published
GET PUBLISHED
  • Avoid Academic “Constipation”
    • Complete Move from Abstract to Publication
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Articles or Case Reports Not Abstracts or Letters
common pitfalls
COMMON PITFALLS
  • Poor Understanding of Process
    • What Promotion Committees Look For
    • How Grants are Funded
    • How Much Revenue is Possible
    • How to Negotiate for “Protected” Time
  • Over-extending Service Commitments
    • Learn to Say “No”
common pitfalls1
COMMON PITFALLS
  • Poor Performance Packaging
    • “Don’t Put Champagne in a Rusted Beer Can”
    • Remember it is “Easy” to Count Publications and Grant Money to Document Research Productivity, but More Difficult to Document Teaching Without Similar Evidence
visioning1
VISIONING
  • Where will you be in the next 10 years??
goals in 10 years1
Goals In 10 Years

Career Goals:

  • Academic Rank
  • Career Focus
  • Most Notable Achievements

Personal Goals:

  • Family
  • Location
  • Lifestyle
lunch and learn jr faculty development sessions 2006 2007
Lunch and Learn: Jr. Faculty Development Sessions2006-2007

CLIMBING THE LADDER

  • 11/8/06 The Future History of Your Career
  • 12/13/06 Promotion and Tenure at UABSOM/JHS
  • 1/10/07 Identifying/Working with a Mentor
  • 2/14/07 Preparing your CV
  • 3/14/07 Preparing a Portfolio
  • 4/11/07 Time-Management
  • 5/9/07 Evaluating Students, Residents and Staff
med link
MED-LINK
  • An opportunity for faculty to gather for social networking and collegial activity. Food and drink are provided, courtesy of the Dean and the Health System, the first Thursday of every month at PCAMS from 5-7 PM.
  • ALL FACULTY IN THE SOM and JHS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
your success is our success

Your Success is Our Success

How Can We Assist You?

Office of Faculty Development

934-8744