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Faculty Ranks and Tracks

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Executive Dean’s Distinguished Mentoring Awards

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Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development

The Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development office strives to meet the needs of all faculty: new recruit, junior, mid-career, senior and emeritus. Our office handles academic promotion and application for tenure, and we help faculty members achieve success and professional goals through excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and leadership. Our office reports to the Office of Academic Affairs, which oversees all three schools: Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions and is overseen by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who is the chief academic officer for the medical center.


Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs concerns administrative aspects of faculty membership, including academic promotion and application for tenure. Faculty Affairs policies and procedures are governed by the regulations of the university and medical school. Faculty members should be familiar with the University of Kansas Handbook for Faculty and Unclassified Staff, the system of Faculty Governance and the By Laws of the Faculty of the School of Medicine.

Hard copies of the official handbook are available in Dykes Library, the office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, the Office of Legal Counsel and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Faculty Affairs handles:


Faculty Development

Our mission is to develop and retain faculty members who are successful and satisfied with their careers. Faculty Development assists faculty members in achieving professional goals in the rapidly changing health care and scientific environment. We help faculty achieve excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and leadership.

Information for new faculty members:

Resources for all faculty members:

At any time you are welcome to contact me or the staff of the Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development office.

Dianne Durham

Dianne Durham, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
School of Medicine
3030D Murphy
University of Kansas Medical Center
ddurham@kumc.edu

Last modified: Nov 27, 2013
Checklist for new faculty members

To make the transition to KUMC easier, all new faculty members should complete the New Faculty Onboarding Process.

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