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Senior Faculty

Department of Medicine

Senior faculty (experienced associate professors, professors) are focused on solidifying their careers, making an impact on the next generation of physicians and scientists, and (in many cases) becoming leaders. Please review the relevant sections below to learn about opportunities and resources available.

Maturing Your Career: Promotion & Tenure
The Office of Faculty Advancement can help you navigate School of Medicine promotion and tenure processes. Please see the links below for details:
Additional support and resources are available through the Faculty Advancement Office. For questions or to schedule time for a consult, contact

Maturing Your Career: Sabbaticals
After six years of service on a regular, full-time appointment, associate professors and professors (either tenured or tenure-eligible) are eligible to apply for a sabbatical. Additionally, the DOM offers financial support on a competitive basis to help its faculty members take advantage of this opportunity. Please see the links below for details:

Maturing Your Career: General Resources

 Planning Retirement? 

Am I eligible for retirement and other pertinent questions (Faculty FAQ) 
Faculty Retirement Agreements
Retirement Ready? (How to information on accessing your retirement savings)  
Faculty Retirement Guide​ 

Maturing Your Career: Researchers

The DOM Research Office provides assistance to investigators in applying for and managing grants, including grant writing help. The Research Office also offers several programs supporting established investigators:
  • DOM Research-Intensive Faculty Program (RIFP) - providing partial salary support for qualifying researchers. 
  • DOM Team Science Program - enhancing collaborative research work. 
  • DOM Research Bridge Program - bridging support during research funding gaps.

Other resources for researchers:
  • CCTSI Colorado Mentoring Training (CO-Mentor) Program - Provides instruction to faculty members who have mentored others but have not had formal mentoring training.
  • CU Innovations - maximizing impact of research.
  • The Department of Medicine has many designated ‘innovation liaisons’ within the Divisions to help researchers connect with CU Innovations.  Their goal is to increase participation and engagement in commercialization and entrepreneurship activities.  Division innovation liaisons provide a point of contact for CU Innovations and will support communications between researchers and CU Innovations regarding intellectual property and technology transfer. For more information, contact your Division innovation liaison – DOM Innovation Liaisons or reach out to Cigdem Benam, Communications Program Manager, CU Innovations

Maturing Your Career: Clinician Educators
The DOM Program for Academic Clinician Educators (PACE) provides financial support for medical education research, innovative program development in education, salary support and/or career development of clinician-educators.

Other resources for clinician-educators:

Maturing Your Career
: Clinicians
The DOM Quality and Safety Program (QSP) strives to advance the quality of care delivered by DOM providers to our patients through a number of integrated programs. The DOM Clinical Operations section lists useful resources for Department of Medicine clinicians and care providers. In addition to DOM-specific resources, you will find links to University of Colorado Hospital and CU Medicine (formerly University Physicians, Inc.).

Other resources for clinicians:


Maturing Your Career: Women and Minorities

The DOM Office of Diversity and Justice was established in 2016 to support diversity among our faculty and housestaff. Other resources for women and minorities: