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Securing Tenure

Securing Tenure



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Presentation: Securing Tenure
Speaker: Sandra Degen, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Research, University of Cincinnati
Meeting: Physician-Scientist Career Development Meeting, New York Academy of Sciences, November 3-5, 2010
Hear an audio presentation of this talk at http://community.sciencecareers.org/ctscinet/groups/sessions/2010/12/securing-tenure.php



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    Securing Tenure Securing Tenure Presentation Transcript

    • “SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR THE PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST” Sandra J. Degen, PhD Martin Blaser, MD Lisa Guay-Woodford, PhD November 4, 2010
    • “TIME MANAGEMENT” Martin Blaser, MD Frederick H. King Professor of Internal Medicine, Chair of Medicine Professor of MicrobiologyNew York University School of Medicine
    • “Clinical & Translational ScienceAwards Program: What can it do for you” Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD Professor and Vice Chair of Genetics CTSA Director University of Alabama, Birmingham
    • “SECURING TENURE” Sandra J. Degen, PhDAssociate Chair for Academic Affairs Dept. of Pediatrics Vice President for ResearchUniversity of Cincinnati & Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center
    • WHAT DOES TENURE MEAN?It is important to know what tenure means at your institution• Historic academic aspiration• Permanent faculty line?• Does it apply to affiliated faculty?
    • WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW• Timing• Promotion without tenure?• Criteria• Process• Dossier• Tips for success
    • TIMING• When does process start• When is promotion/tenure effective?• Time out policies for dependent care, etc
    • ARE PROMOTION & TENURE LINKED• In some institutions one can be promoted to Associate Professor separate from tenure decision• If so, you might meet promotion criteria before tenure criteria• Need to ask
    • DOCUMENTS• Department RPT Review Process• Department Format for CV• Department RPT Criteria• College of Medicine, Criteria for RPT
    • AREAS OF CONTRIBUTION• Clinical service• Teaching/mentoring• Research/scholarly activity• Service• Leadership• Professionalism
    • Tenure Track versus Other Tracks• Independence • First or senior author on publications of important, novel work• Substantial extramural funding (ie NIH) as PI• National/international reputation• Demonstrate continuous funding• Development of scientific collaborations
    • LEVELS OF REVIEWDivision DirectorDepartment RPT CommitteeDepartment ChairCollege of Medicine RPT CommitteeDean, College of MedicineProvostPresident of UniversityBoard of Trustees of University
    • YOUR DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE• Find out who is on the committee• Find a member who can give you advise
    • DOCUMENTS in DOSSIER• Letters of recommendation (internal)• Letters of recommendation (external)• Self Statement• CV• Annual Reviews
    • DOSSIER• Letters are important• CV is important • document everything • don’t minimize what you do • don’t assume the committees knows anything about you• Your self statement is important for making important issues clearer
    • TIPS FOR SUCCESS Human Relations• Work WITH your chair• Ask for Chair’s advise and guidance• Mentors, mentors, mentors• Networking• Get to know “important” people
    • TIPS FOR SUCCESS Research• Work hard; learn new things• Be productive• Publish, publish, publish• Protect time for scholarly activity
    • TIPS FOR SUCCESS Grant Writing• Take advantage of grant writing workshops• Ask for help• Pre-review of grants by your mentors• Grant writing IS an art• Initially small grants are good• Diversify grant portfolio
    • TIPS FOR SUCCESS Grants and Grant Reviews• If you do not try you will not get a grant• Recycle grants• Don’t give up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!• Be responsive to reviews
    • TIPS FOR SUCCESS• Take advantage of being young• Focus, focus, focus• Be proactive; look out for yourself• Don’t give up• Money and publications• Know expectations• Mentors