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Why and How to Curate your CV — Dr. Paul Kinahan

One of the uplifting aspects of being a member of a promotions committee is reviewing a clearly written CV (curriculum vitae, Latin for “course of life”) by a faculty member who is accomplished and on track for promotion. Such a CV makes it easy to be an advocate for the candidate’s promotion, and to be…

Assistant to Associate Professor Promotion – Faculty Perspective – Dr. Hoff

​My experience in the promotional process from assistant professor to associate professor in the diagnostic physics section was multi-faceted.   On the one hand it was extremely time-consuming to collect and put together the teaching portfolio and associated paperwork, all while following various old and new promotions guides.   On the other hand, it was enjoyable to…

Getting Invited Presentations into your CV – Dr. Paul Kinahan

Applying for promotions, jobs, grants, fellowships etc. will require you to submit an academic CV. One unique aspect of a CV is there is no limitation on length. I have been on several search committees where CVs have exceeded 100 pages, and all were well over 50 pages.  This might seem overwhelming for a reviewer,…

Recollections: A Letter to Juniors on Getting Promoted – Dr. Chapman

 When I first joined faculty as a pediatric radiologist, I had contemplated the contrast between a career in academics versus private practice.  Being part of an academic group would mean I would be able to practice entirely in my subspecialty, I would continue working with trainees and medical students, I would be a part of…

Overview of Promotions Committee – Drs. Jarvik and Reddy

Thank you to Kalpana for pestering me to write something for this blog. I have never written a blog before, so I ask for your patience as I figure out how to do this. For this first post, I’d like to start with a broad, brief overview of what we do as a committee and…

YOU AND YOUR MENTOR – process and expectations – Dr. Bill Shuman

Good mentorship is very rewarding for both the mentee and the mentor. Key factors in expanding the richness, achievements, success, and satisfaction of your academic career are the relationships you develop with your chosen mentors. Good mentors are a powerful lever-arm to amplify your impact.  A  mentor will provide guidance, close monitoring, and broad networking…

Thoughts on Stress Reduction – Dr. Bill Shuman

Stress is experienced by everyone. Stress is often the result of feeling you have many more urgent demands than available time and resources. It is compounded by fear of failure. I have found a few tools which are a great help in dealing with stress while also promoting the productivity needed to rebalance demands with…