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Academic Affairs

Welcome to the Academic Affairs portion of the Office of Academic and Professional Development at Yale School of Medicine. Our mission is to support the academic careers of our faculty from the time they join our community until they retire.

In addition to fostering career development and mentorship programs, we work together with leadership, faculty, and administrative staff to develop, interpret, and implement University and Yale School of Medicine policies and practices that govern the essential employment understandings, as summarized in the Faculty Handbook.

There are many important aspects to the Appointments & Promotions (A&P) process at Yale School of Medicine. Different faculty tracks, ranks, and positions represent varying faculty phenotypes, trajectories, and experience that come together to embody the Yale School of Medicine community. Together we advance biomedical science and health care to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Appointments, reappointments, and promotions help us define our roles and trajectories. Processes related to these begin within the candidate's department. To supplement the information provided on these web pages, we recommend that you contact your department for information about related processes, requirements, and timetables. Also, we at the OAPD are available to help.

For faculty affairs related questions, please feel free to use the ask a question form or email the office.

  • Appointments &

    It is with great enthusiasm that we congratulate faculty with new appointments and promotions.

  • The faculty of the School of Medicine together are responsible for advancing the clinical, educational, and research missions of the School.
  • The section provides details on appointment, promotion, and reappointment processes.

  • There are times when priorities and goals change and a transfer of track may be appropriately considered.

  • Learn more about faculty leaves, term extensions, part-time appointments, and retirement.

  • There are a series of documents and processes that are important to the A&P process that are referenced in the position specific sections of the Academic Affairs web pages.