CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Appointments

Appointments for full-time faculty at BUMC are described in the general BU Faculty Handbook. More information is available at: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/provost/ap/. The most recent Guidelines for Faculty Appointments & Promotions in the School of Medicine (PDF format) can be found at: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm-facultycentral/guidelines-for-faculty-appointments-promotions-in-the-school-of-medicine/. See also BU Faculty Central in the Faculty Development Resources section at the BUSM Faculty Central website: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm-facultycentral/.


BU/BUSM/A&N Promotions

Promotions for full-time faculty are described in the Faculty Handbook. Note that tenure is not awarded at BUMC. Faculty appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level must be approved by Dr. Robert Brown, the University President. More information about promotion standards and procedures is available at: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/provost/ap/. The most recent Guidelines for Faculty Appointments & Promotions in the School of Medicine (PDF format) can be found at: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm-facultycentral/guidelines-for-faculty-appointments-promotions-in-the-school-of-medicine/. See also BU Faculty Central in the Faculty Development Resources section at the BUSM Faculty Central website: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm-facultycentral/.

An explanation of required documents and downloadable forms, including checklists and the BU CV template, can be found at: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/provost/ap/appforms/


BU/ BUSM Faculty Advancement Course

The Academy for Faculty Advancement, now called the Early Career Program, is a structured, longitudinal career development program for early career faculty. Topics include mentoring, difficult conversations, resilience, the BU CV, work-life integration, finding funding, etc. All early-career BUMC Faculty are eligible to apply. General information about the program can be found at http://www.bumc.bu.edu/fpf/professional-development/early-career/ and at http://www.bumc.bu.edu/facdev-medicine/facdevprograms/ecfdp/. Contact Robina Bhasin for more information (rbhasin@bu.edu).


Faculty Development/ Sabbatical

Faculty development resources are available at BUSM Faculty Central: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm-facultycentral/.

Annual review for faculty: Faculty meet with the Department Chair for an annual review. Prior to the meeting with the Chair, every faculty member will be asked to fill out an online form using the Faculty Development System, which is available at BUSM Faculty Central: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm-facultycentral/.

Sabbatical and leaves of absences are described at: http://www.bu.edu/handbook/leaves-absences/sabbaticals-and-leaves-of-absence/

CTSI mini-sabbatical program: The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at BUMC offers a mini-sabbatical program. More information about eligibility and application procedures is available at: http://www.bu.edu/ctsi/2015/12/03/mini-sabbatical-award/. Note this website is subject to change.

A&N Faculty Mentorship: There is currently no formal mentorship program. The Department recognizes the need for such a program and we are working on its implementation.


Media Public Relations

Please refer all members of the media to the Gina DiGravio (638-8480) in the Communications Office. In order to ensure consistency, accuracy and the favorable positioning of the medical campus and the hospital, as well as to protect patient confidentiality and the interests of researchers and clinicians, all contacts with or responses to the media should be made by the Communications Office.

Writing a press release: Promote your research with the help of the BUMC Communications Office. BU Public Relations can help by writing press releases. More information on working with the media can be found at: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/comm/working-with-the-media/.

Publicize an event: A variety of communications tools to publish your event are listed at: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/comm/publicizing-events-at-boston-university-medical-campus/.

Public Relations services on the Charles River Campus: http://www.bu.edu/news/our-services/.