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1 ACADEMIC CAREER PLANNING Kathleen G. Nelson, M.D. Sr. Associate Dean for Faculty Development

2 CLIMBING THE LADDER The Future History Of Your Career

3 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

4 VISIONING Where will you be in the next 1…5….10 years??

5 Goals In 10 Years Career Goals: Academic Rank Career Focus Most Notable Achievements Personal Goals: Family Location Lifestyle

6 How To Vision Write an award nomination for yourself Write an acceptance speech Write a future CV/Resume Write a “feldschrift” or obituary

7 ACADEMIC FACULTY RANKS Instructor Assistant Professor Associate Professor Professor Other Titles Division Director Chairman/Center Director Dean

8 CAREER OPTIONS Institution Specific Described in “Faculty Handbook” Tenure Vs Non-Tenure Academic Vs Clinical Part-time Vs Full-time Opportunities to Switch?

9 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

10 RECIPE FOR PROMOTION Basic Ingredients Area of Career Focus Develop Expertise Cultivate Champions-Internal and External Generate Revenue Community Citizenship Package Your Credentials Proudly

11 INITIAL HIRE LETTER Expectations Clearly Stated? “Protected” Time? Start-up Funding? Faculty Development/Review?

12 IDENTIFY MENTOR/MENTORS WHO: Facilitates Progress Identifies Support Sources Introduces to Potential Collaborators Promotes Progress with other Faculty

13 IDENTIFY MENTOR/MENTORS WHO: Stimulates Intellectual Growth Informs about Institution Assists with Goal Setting Protects from Excessive Demands Develops Skills

14 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 ?

15 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

16 TEACHING PORTFOLIO Teaching Awards/Nominations Extramural Activities Visiting Lectures Community CME Supervision/Advising

17 TEACHING PORTFOLIO Participation on Education Committees Product Development Syllabi/Curricula Power Points Computer Programs Review Articles/Chapters

18 CHOOSE ACTIVITIES WISELY Examine Purpose of Activity Research, Teaching, Service Evaluate Time Commitment Meeting Frequency, Number of Committee Members

19 CHOOSE ACTIVITIES WISELY Are There Opportunities for Leadership? Are There Opportunities for Networking Is It New or Essential Position ?

20 GENERATE REVENUE Clinical Service Grants and Contracts $10,000 Vs $100,000 Respond - Re-submit

21 FUNDING SOURCES Federal NIH AHCRQ Foundation Industrial Institutional

22 GET PUBLISHED Avoid Academic “Constipation” Complete Move from Abstract to Publication Peer Reviewed Articles or Case Reports Not Abstracts or Letters

23 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”

24 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

25 VISIONING Where will you be in the next 10 years??

26 Goals In 10 Years Career Goals: Academic Rank Career Focus Most Notable Achievements Personal Goals: Family Location Lifestyle

27 Lunch and Learn: Jr. Faculty Development Sessions 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

28 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.

29 Your Success is Our Success How Can We Assist You? Office of Faculty Development


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