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Academic and Faculty Affairs

Resources For Our Faculty




The University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado are large institutions whose success depends on excellence in our faculty missions of education, clinical care, research and discovery and service. We know that our faculty are the most valuable resource in maintaining our nationally respected leadership position among pediatric academic medical centers.

The Department of Pediatrics Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs offers support services and career guidance, and maintains helpful information for faculty regarding appointments, policies, and promotion and tenure. We hope our efforts assist faculty members in setting meaningful goals and in pursuing paths to successful, fulfilling careers.

Our initiatives to support faculty and colleagues operate with these core values:

  • Mentoring​: A robust and supportive culture of mentoring will lead to successful, productive careers and meaningful contributions to the department and school.
  • Diversity and Inclusivity: A diverse, engaged, inclusive and respectful body of faculty and trainees is vital to our shared missions and success.
  • Professionalism: A climate of respect, civility and cooperation is a cornerstone of medicine and is essential to achieving excellence. This requires our ongoing commitments to honesty, integrity, altruism, accountability, compassion, empathy and self-improvement.
  • Wellness and Resilience: Wellness as a conscious, self-directed, multidimensional and holistic process is important in achieving our full potential. Resilience is the capacity to respond to stress in a healthy way such that goals are achieved at minimal psychological and physical cost.

Our mission aligns with School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs​ primary goals:

  • To ensure fair and consistent treatment of faculty, according to the rules of the University and the School of Medicine.
  • To assist the departments and divisions of the School of Medicine to recruit, develop, promote and retain outstanding clinicians, teachers and scholars. Learn more about faculty development