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Academic career plannibg

  1. 1. ACADEMIC CAREER PLANNING Kathleen G. Nelson, M.D. Sr. Associate Dean for Faculty Development
  2. 2. CLIMBING THE LADDER The Future History Of Your Career
  3. 3. WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Understand Career Options </li></ul><ul><li>Learn How to “Package” Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Value of Mentors/Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Which Activities Likely Lead to Academic Advancement </li></ul><ul><li>Plan Your Career Path for Next Several Years </li></ul>
  4. 4. VISIONING <ul><li>Where will you be in the next 1…5….10 years?? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Goals In 10 Years <ul><li>Career Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Rank </li></ul><ul><li>Career Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Most Notable Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle </li></ul>
  6. 6. How To Vision <ul><li>Write an award nomination for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Write an acceptance speech </li></ul><ul><li>Write a future CV/Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Write a “feldschrift” or obituary </li></ul>
  7. 7. ACADEMIC FACULTY RANKS <ul><li>Instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Professor </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Professor </li></ul><ul><li>Professor </li></ul><ul><li>Other Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Division Director </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman/Center Director </li></ul><ul><li>Dean </li></ul>
  8. 8. CAREER OPTIONS <ul><li>Institution Specific </li></ul><ul><li>Described in “Faculty Handbook” </li></ul><ul><li>Tenure Vs Non-Tenure </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Vs Clinical </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time Vs Full-time </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to Switch? </li></ul>
  9. 9. PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS <ul><li>Tenure Track </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence in 2 of 3 areas </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Service/Clinical Care </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Tenure Track </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence in 1 area </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Service/Clinical Care </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of Scholarship </li></ul>
  10. 10. RECIPE FOR PROMOTION <ul><li>Basic Ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>Area of Career Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivate Champions-Internal and External </li></ul><ul><li>Generate Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Community Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Package Your Credentials Proudly </li></ul>
  11. 11. INITIAL HIRE LETTER <ul><li>Expectations Clearly Stated? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Protected” Time? </li></ul><ul><li>Start-up Funding? </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Development/Review? </li></ul>
  12. 12. IDENTIFY MENTOR/MENTORS WHO: <ul><li>Facilitates Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies Support Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces to Potential </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes Progress with other Faculty </li></ul>
  13. 13. IDENTIFY MENTOR/MENTORS WHO: <ul><li>Stimulates Intellectual Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Informs about Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Assists with Goal Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Protects from Excessive Demands </li></ul><ul><li>Develops Skills </li></ul>
  14. 14. DEVELOP A FOCUS <ul><li>Document Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient Referrals/Revenue Produced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition by Peers/Trainees as Expert </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Achieve Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New or Essential Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independence from Mentor ? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. TEACHING PORTFOLIO <ul><li>Describe Teaching Activities </li></ul><ul><li># of Trainees/Time Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Type of Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluations of Teaching Ability by Students/Peers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bedside </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Comparison </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. TEACHING PORTFOLIO <ul><li>Teaching Awards/Nominations </li></ul><ul><li>Extramural Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visiting Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CME </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supervision/Advising </li></ul>
  17. 17. TEACHING PORTFOLIO <ul><li>Participation on Education Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Product Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabi/Curricula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review Articles/Chapters </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. CHOOSE ACTIVITIES WISELY <ul><li>Examine Purpose of Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research, Teaching, Service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluate Time Commitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting Frequency, Number of Committee Members </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. CHOOSE ACTIVITIES WISELY <ul><li>Are There Opportunities for Leadership? </li></ul><ul><li>Are There Opportunities for Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Is It New or Essential Position ? </li></ul>
  20. 20. GENERATE REVENUE <ul><li>Clinical Service </li></ul><ul><li>Grants and Contracts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$10,000 Vs $100,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Respond - Re-submit </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. FUNDING SOURCES <ul><li>Federal </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NIH </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AHCRQ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional </li></ul>
  22. 22. GET PUBLISHED <ul><li>Avoid Academic “Constipation” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete Move from Abstract to Publication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peer Reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Articles or Case Reports Not Abstracts or Letters </li></ul>
  23. 23. COMMON PITFALLS <ul><li>Poor Understanding of Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Promotion Committees Look For </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Grants are Funded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Much Revenue is Possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Negotiate for “Protected” Time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over-extending Service Commitments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to Say “No” </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. COMMON PITFALLS <ul><li>Poor Performance Packaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Don’t Put Champagne in a Rusted Beer Can” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember it is “Easy” to Count Publications and Grant Money to Document Research Productivity, but More Difficult to Document Teaching Without Similar Evidence </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. VISIONING <ul><li>Where will you be in the next 10 years?? </li></ul>
  26. 26. Goals In 10 Years <ul><li>Career Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Rank </li></ul><ul><li>Career Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Most Notable Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle </li></ul>
  27. 27. Lunch and Learn: Jr. Faculty Development Sessions 2006-2007 <ul><li>CLIMBING THE LADDER </li></ul><ul><li>11/8/06 The Future History of Your Career </li></ul><ul><li>12/13/06 Promotion and Tenure at UABSOM/JHS </li></ul><ul><li>1/10/07 Identifying/Working with a Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>2/14/07 Preparing your CV </li></ul><ul><li>3/14/07 Preparing a Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>4/11/07 Time-Management </li></ul><ul><li>5/9/07 Evaluating Students, Residents and Staff </li></ul>
  28. 28. MED-LINK <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>ALL FACULTY IN THE SOM and JHS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND . </li></ul>
  29. 29. Your Success is Our Success How Can We Assist You? Office of Faculty Development 934-8744