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

The primary mission of the OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS at Washington University School of Medicine is to enhance the quality of faculty life. Ensuring gender equity and improving faculty diversity are also key missions of the Office. The specific goals of the OFA include the following:

Striving for a consistent, supportive working environment, framed by appropriate guidance and mentorship, to sustain all faculty members in achieving their full professional potential.

Enhancing communication between administration and faculty, including facilitation of understanding of institutional policies, procedures and roles and national issues of interest related to faculty professional development.

Promoting a gender-neutral environment, which includes increased representation of women on the faculty, particularly at the most senior levels.

Working toward a substantial increase in faculty diversity at all levels through increased recruitment, retention and advancement of underrepresented ethnic minorities.

As the life of the medical academician becomes increasingly complex, the Office of Faculty Affairs has become essential to ensure the well-being of the faculty and medical school. As we develop strategies to deal with the increased complexity of faculty life, we welcome your input. Please feel free to send comments to us via this web site.