Faculty Advancement Office

Department of Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Medicine Faculty Advancement Office (FAO).
Learn about our services and resources for faculty: 


Now Recruiting for the 2021 Career Cornerstones Cohort - Career Cornerstones is a career development opportunity for Assistant Professors. All Department of Medicine Assistant Professors are encouraged to participate in preparation for completion of a mid-course review. Content is targeted for years 1-4 as an Assistant Professor but open to any faculty who has not yet applied for promotion to Associate Professor.

Program Curriculum:
Session 1: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 1:00-4:30pm
Session 2: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 1:00-4:30pm
Session 3: Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 1:00-4:30pm

Register here

Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged but not required. Certificate provided upon completion of all three sessions. For more information about the program and any questions, contact CareerCornerstones@ucdenver.edu.

Returning to Campus - COVID-19
Before personnel can return to campus, all will need to complete a Skillsoft training module entitled “CU: COVID-19 Return to Campus.” To locate and complete this training course, please follow the below instructions:


The Department of Medicine believes in investing in our faculty. Our mission is to foster ongoing professional development for all levels of faculty in the Department of Medicine. We are committed to providing services and programs that promote career advancement and success of our faculty in each of the unique dimensions of our mission – education, research, patient care and community service.


Key areas of the Faculty Advancement Office: 

  • Early-career mentoring program We oversee the expanded early-career faculty mentoring program, ensuring a consistent approach across all divisions, and assist in performing mid-course reviews for early-career faculty to help them successfully advance their careers at CU.
  • Leadership development programs We are developing programs to provide leadership training to Department of Medicine faculty and leaders. 
  • Career development support We assist faculty from initial orientation through later career stages in exploration of options for career growth and in navigating School of Medicine promotion and tenure processes.  We will assist faculty in identifying additional training opportunities that will help them excel and advance at CU.
  • Learning and development resources liaison. We connect Department of Medicine faculty to professional development and leadership development opportunities at the School of Medicine, across CU, and nationally - see resource pages for early, mid, and senior faculty in menu at left.

2020 FAO Offerings

Please use the menu at left to learn more about the services and support available through the Faculty Advancement Office, or contact us: 

Greg Austin, MD, MPH​​
Director, Junior Faculty Development

Ava Russell
Administrative Coordinator 
Faculty Advancement Office 

You may also send an email to DOMFacAdvancement@cuanschutz.edu for individual assistance or support.

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