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POLICY

Faculty appointments occur once a year in concert with the University's academic calendar.  


TIMELINE:

♦ October: faculty appointment requests are accepted
♦ November: the Psychiatry Executive Committee reviews all requests
♦ December: final appointment decisions, dossier requirements, and deadlines are communicated to all applicants
♦ April: dossiers are submitted to the Department of Medical Education for approval
♦ September: new faculty appointments begin September 1st

HOW TO REQUEST A FACULTY APPOINTMENT 

>> Psychiatry Faculty Appointment Interest Form <<

Deadline: October 31st.

Required materials:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current CV 

Email questions about the faculty appointment process.



ANNUAL FACULTY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for a faculty appointment, faculty must meet the criteria established by Dell Medical School. 

Affiliate faculty are expected to provide substantive service to Dell Medical School and must engage in faculty professional development. The Department of Psychiatry expects affiliate faculty to contribute forty (40) hours of meaningful service and engage in an additional six (6) hours of faculty development each year, on average.

Regular faculty are expected to contribute an average of 10% effort each year to the success of the DMS mission, including twelve (12) hours of faculty development. Regular faculty are expected to make quality contributions in each of the following areas:

(1) clinical supervision of DMS students or residents;

(2) faculty development, such as grand rounds, journal club or CME educational credits;

(3) scholarly contributions via teaching, presentations, leadership or research.


 EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

• CME credits that are focused on teaching or innovative models of care
• Attending a DMS seminar or lecture that is focused on education, innovation or research
• Faculty development events offered through the Department of Psychiatry
• Attending a “scholarly” conference
• Grand Rounds

 EXAMPLES OF SUBSTANTIVE SERVICE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR AFFILIATE FACULTY

• Teaching/mentoring DMS medical students
• Clinical supervision of DMS residents
• Leadership in regional, state or national professional mental health organizations
• Administration of mental health programming in the public sector
• Public sector board membership or other significant committee contributions
• Invited talks on innovative educational, clinical or research programming
• Scholarly research publications or poster presentations
• Collaboration with DMS research faculty on clinical, educational or research initiatives
• Offering innovative CME lectures for community practitioners
• Other innovative contributions that help DMS achieve its mission in central Texas (define)

All faculty will report service and faculty development activities annually. The renewal of faculty appointments is contingent on meeting the substantive service and faculty development requirements each year.