A goal of the Office of Faculty Affairs is to support our faculty by providing mentoring for professional and personal growth in teaching, research, patient care and leadership.
Types of Mentors
The benefits of having multiple mentors — including outside the department — cannot be emphasized . Mentors offer fresh perspectives and specialized advice, including content-specific, general career or scholarly guidance.
Content-specific mentors (discipline/specialty related) provide specialty or discipline-specific career content expertise, information, development and advice. To the extent possible, they should not be a mentee's direct supervisor or department chair or section head.
Career mentors provide overall career guidance, advice, development and support. This relationship focuses on:
- global aspects of academic careers
- transitioning into a faculty member role
- transitioning to a new community
- making career and work/life choices
- promotion and tenure