Welcome to the OFA

Faculty Affairs oversees faculty review and promotions and supports career development, mentoring, communication, faculty policy changes, gender equity and diversity.

OFA Mission Statement

The Office of Faculty Affairs is committed to creating and supporting an environment in which faculty members flourish and achieve their career goals and full professional potential.

Now Enrolling for Two Career Development Opportunties: Academic Medical Leadership Program for Physicians and Scientists AND Effective Research Execution

2018 Academic Medical Leadership Program for Physicians and Scientists

The previous programs have been very well received by faculty participants and their sponsors; testimonials are included in the new program brochure.  This program is a collaborative effort of the School of Medicine, the Olin School of Business and BJC HealthCare with the primary objective of equipping physicians and scientists to take on expanding roles in academic medicine and health care delivery.  The course will begin January 19, 2018 and continue over the ensuing 6 months for a total of 8 sessions.  The class will be comprised of 20-30 participants.  Enrollment is dependent on the nomination and sponsorship by the applicant’s department head, program director, division chief or other supervisor.

Visit the Office of Faculty Affairs website for program information and application.

The enrollment period will close November 15, 2017, and applicants will be notified by mid-December.  The timing of receipt of applications will impact the selection decision with earlier applications given preference. Questions can be addressed to the Office of Faculty Affairs (Kim Vaninger, Campus Box 8091, 747-0808, vaningerk@wustl.edu ).  Only electronic applications will be accepted at vaningerk@wustl.edu, however the signed approval sheet can be mailed to Campus  Box 8091.

Effective Research Execution

We are announcing a new program targeting junior faculty researchers.  This program was piloted by the OFA in conjunction with Olin Business School this past spring and was well received by participants.

Effective Research Execution (ERE) introduces the fundamental business concepts of strategy, execution and leadership to physicians and scientists at the WUSM.  The course comprises three sections that develop frameworks for understanding and applying competitive advantage, operational excellence and managing organizational dynamics directly to the pursuit of grants, the managing of research programs, as well as the building and influencing of key stakeholders.  The course is designed to accelerate and enhance faculty careers at the medical school.  The program consists of six half-day sessions held in the Mid-Campus Center on Wash Univ Medical Campus.

Session 1: January 25-26, 2018 (1:30-5:00 pm)

Session 2: February 15-16, 2018 (1:00-4:30 pm)

Session 3: March 8-9, 2018 (1:00-4:30 pm)

The fee for this course is $1900.00.  Attendance at all sessions is required.  Please click for application form.

Please send applications to vaningerk@wustl.edu