Faculty Working Groups

Faculty Working Groups Call for Nominations

To best support all our faculty and to provide equitable opportunities for career development, the Department of Pediatrics is adding two new Faculty Working Groups and seeks nominations for new members. You may nominate yourself or another faculty member. Joining the group is a great opportunity to support your colleagues through important representation, network across the DOP, and fulfill promotion service requirements.

Mid-career Faculty Working Group (MFWG)

The group supports faculty who generally have between seven and thirteen years of total experience in their field, regardless of rank or institution. A maximum of 6 members will be elected for a three-year term. The primary charter for this group includes pathway to professor planning, resourcing, and mentoring, increasing awareness of specific faculty needs, provider wellness, and growing networking opportunities across fields and ranks.

Senior-Career Faculty Working Group (SFWG)

The group supports faculty who generally have more than thirteen years of total experience in their field, regardless of rank or institution. A maximum of 6 members will be elected for a three-year term. The primary charter for this group includes identifying and raising awareness of specific faculty needs, provider wellness, generating new opportunities for connections to earlier-career faculty, succession planning, long-range planning including career transition and retirement, and emeritus faculty engagement.

Chairs/Co-Chairs

Each FWG will have at least one chair but may have up to two co-chairs. Chair responsibilities, in addition to general membership responsibilities, include but are not limited to

  • Creating a short mission/purpose statement for the work of the group with guidance from the Academic and Faculty Affairs team.
  • Overseeing the planning and execution of the group’s work including meeting agendas, events, and any other projects.
  • Providing guidance to the group with the aim of reaching its goals.
  • Collaborating with the faculty affairs coordinator to ensure all necessary documents are completed and delivered on time.
  • Ensuring the group has monthly representation at the monthly Academic and Faculty Affairs Committee meetings.
  • Serving on the FWG Liaison Committee.

General Members

Each group will have general members whose responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Spearheading and managing different projects/tasks.
  • Planning the annual FWG calendar.
  • Reviewing and tracking group metrics for events.
  • Contributing to monthly meeting content.
  • Collaborating in a timely manner via email correspondence.
  • Representing the group at events, including assistance in facilitating events.
  • Networking with other faculty and SOM departments for recruitment, event advertising, faculty feedback, and event evaluations.
  • Representing the group at AFA Committee meetings.

Membership Requirements

  • Must be members of the applicable group being represented.
  • Attend no less than 8 monthly meetings per year.
  • Attend as many group-sponsored events as possible.
  • Facilitate or manage at least one event during their terms.
  • Represent their FWG at a minimum of one Academic and Faculty Affairs Committee meeting per year (one-hour long monthly meeting).

How to Nominate:

To nominate yourself or someone else, please complete this form no later than January 31, 2021. Nominations will be reviewed and member elected by the Faculty Working Group Steering Committee. If you have further questions, please contact Faculty Affairs Coordinator Justin Lotspeich.