The Office of Faculty Academic Affairs strives to foster excellence in clinical practice, educational leadership, and investigation and inquiry at Dell Medical School by supporting its outstanding faculty.
Faculty fulfill the mission of Dell Med and The University of Texas at Austin through their engagement in scholarship, defined as the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Their discovery, integration and application of knowledge advances the impact of Dell Med’s clinical care, education and research pillars.
Areas of Focus
One way the University recognizes the impact of faculty scholarship is through promotion. The Office of Faculty Academic Affairs oversees the promotion and tenure process at Dell Med and serves as a resource to departments in navigating advancement.
Additionally, appointment of world-class faculty is a core activity of the office, supporting the overall goal of fostering excellence across Dell Med pillars.
Through academic and leadership development programs, the Office of Faculty Academic Affairs supports faculty in the enrichment of new and emerging skills, capacity and academic goals, as well as the pursuit of scholarship that meaningfully advances Dell Med’s mission, including:
- Accelerating innovation and research to improve health.
- Educating leaders who transform health care.
- Redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.