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Applying for Promotion

Dean Learman and Dr. Musick with five faculty promotion recipients
Faculty assembly honoring all the various faculty members that received a promotion in the 2018-19 academic year.

Promotion and tenure are important career transitions for academic faculty.  Academic medicine presents unique circumstances and challenges for faculty members who wish to be promoted and achieve their ultimate career goals. 

The Office of Faculty Affairs is here to help.  Please feel free to call upon us at any time we can be of assistance.  Our goal is to help you achieve your goals by providing personalized guidance at every step along the way!

Congratulations to our faculty members whose  promotions were recently approved by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Promotion to Associate Professor (non-tenure track)

  • Anyanwu, Chinekwu O. - Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Baffoe-Bonnie, Anthony W. - Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)
  • Capito, Anthony E. - Surgery
  • Feldmann Jr., Mark E. - Surgery
  • Jaimes Ocazionez, Silvia Natalia - Pediatrics
  • Kryder, Amy C. - Pediatrics
  • Parker, Sarah E. - Basic Science Education
  • Ramachandran, Krishnaswamy - Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • White, Justin B. - Psychiatry

Promotion to Associate Professor (tenure track)

  • Adams, Joshua D - Surgery

Promotion to Professor (non-tenure track)

  • Blackwood, R. Allen - Pediatrics
  • Fox, Michael A. - Pediatrics and Basic Science Education
  • Lucktong, Tananchai A. - Surgery
  • Rea, William S. - Psychiatry
  • Sweet, Jon M - Internal Medicine

Here are some resources that we hope will be helpful to you as you prepare to seek promotion:

General Information

The Four Areas of Achievement (Principles Regarding Teaching, Research, Clinical Care and Service)

All VTCSOM faculty members are expected to be active in all four areas of achievement.  To be considered for promotion, a clinician faculty member must achieve excellence in any two of these areas.  Likewise, a basic science or other non-clinician faculty member must achieve excellence in two of these areas, one of which must be scholarly activity.

Promotion Timeline

VTCSOM is a college of Virginia Tech, and follows the promotion timeline published each year by the Office of the Provost.  Please keep in mind that this is a lengthy process which requires careful advanced planning. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to meet with a member of our Faculty Affairs team concerning any aspect of your promotion process, please contact

Portfolio Guidelines and Requirements

Use these portfolio guidelines to help you complete the necessary requirements.

Use the Teaching Philosophy Statement Guidelines to create your teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages).

*Note - This does not replace information listed in the Faculty Bylaws. Please read the Faculty Bylaws first and use this to help guide you through the process.  


Committee Documentation