Faculty Development Resources

The Office of Faculty Diversity and Development (FDD) and Office of Women’s Careers (OWC) collaborate to offer a number of programs and resources for the UT Southwestern faculty. Our site also serves as a guide to other helpful resources for current and prospective faculty members to explore:

Leadership Training


LEAD – Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments


AAMC – Association of American Medical Colleges (UT Southwestern page about AAMC opportunities)

ELAM – Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Program (ELAM) prepares senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health to effect sustained positive change as institutional leaders. ELAM offers an intensive yearlong program of executive education, personal leadership assessments/coaching, networking, and mentoring activities.

Additional Sponsored Leadership Development Opportunities

Mentoring and Career Development


The Office of Faculty Diversity and Development (FDD), jointly with the Office of Women’s Careers (OWC), provides individual counsel such as:

  • One-on-one career consultations
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) review
  • Career mapping advice
  • Faculty exit interviews

To schedule an appointment to speak with Byron Cryer, M.D., Associate Dean of FDD, please call 214-648-2590 or email Breanna Cantley. breanna.cantley@utsouthwestern.edu  

To schedule an appointment to speak with Helen Yin, Ph.D., Associate Dean of OWC, please call 214-648-3491 or email Traci Barros. traci.barros@utsouthwestern.edu

Mentoring Excellence for Developing Leaders
This course is based on a combination of mentoring curricula and techniques that were observed at high performing translational medical centers (UCSF, Harvard, Wisconsin) as well as the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) mentor training. The NRMN curriculum facilitates career-stage appropriate training for mentors and mentees, tailored to foster the success of a diverse group of biomedical researchers, with a specific focus on deepening the alignment and impact of mentoring relationships.


National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)

Community of Mentors - Boston Children's Hospital

Successfully Obtaining an R (SOAR) Grant Program

SOAR is designed to increase grant acquisition success rates by our junior faculty conducting basic, translational, and clinical research.

Funding and Award Opportunities

The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) helps researchers find, obtain, and manage awards that fund scholarly research and other activities. 

Promotion and Tenure

Information on the academic advancement timeline and criteria for each distinct academic rank and track as it relates to the promotion and tenure process.

New Faculty Research Forum

An annual event for recently appointed assistant professors to present their research to UTSW's academic community.

UTSW Faculty Corner

The Faculty Corner page on MyUTSW provides links to content of interest to faculty members. (You must be on a UTSW computer or logged in via VPN to view the Faculty Corner.)

UTSW Policy Library

To better serve our faculty, UT Southwestern offers an extensive policy library of regulations and practices. There are policies that pertain to faculty, ethics, and standards of behavior, which include sexual harassment policies, as well as administration.

See the complete listing of UT Southwestern policies. (You must be on a UTSW computer or logged in via VPN to view the policies.)

Resources for Prospective Faculty

Not a current UTSW faculty member? Explore the Human Resources’ Recruitment – University Careers website.