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Applying for Promotion

Eight faculty members who were promoted in 2022
Faculty members promoted in 2021. From left: Dr. Jayasimha Rao, Dr. James Smyth, Dr. Sachinder Vasudeva, Dr. Stephanie Nagy-Agren, Dr. Keith Stephenson, Dr. Arnold Salzberg, Dr. David Iglesias, and Dr. Daniel Lollar.

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!

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the following promotions, tenure, and continued appointments at its June 7, 2022 meeting.

Associate Professor to Professor:

  • Azziza Bankole, psychiatry and behavioral medicine
  • David Gregory, family and community medicine
  • Kris Ann Oursler, internal medicine
  • Robin Queen, orthopaedic surgery
  • James Thompson, surgery

Assistant to Associate Professor:

  • Violet Borowicz, pediatrics
  • Michelle Clinton, emergency medicine
  • Emily Evans-Hoeker, obstetrics and gynecology
  • Dorothy Garner, internal medicine
  • Dakshinamurty Gullapalli, internal medicine
  • Mark Joseph, surgery
  • Brooks King-Casas, psychiatry and behavioral medicine
  • Rahul Pandey, pediatrics
  • Christopher Pierce, pediatrics
  • Christopher Sullivan, obstetrics and gynecology
  • Daniel Tershak, surgery
  • Della Williams, internal medicine
  • Mark Witcher, surgery

Faculty Promotions Workshop 2022-2023 Cycle

Dr. David Musick, senior dean for faculty affairs at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Dr. Anita Kablinger, chair of the appointments, promotions, and tenure committee, walk through the basics of the promotions process at VTCSOM. 

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 encouraged to be active in all four areas of achievement.  To be considered for promotion, a clinician faculty member must achieve significant progress (assistant to associate rank) or excellence (associate to professor rank) in any two of these areas.  Likewise, a basic science or other non-clinician faculty member must achieve significant progress (assistant to associate rank) or excellence (associate to professor rank) 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 vtcsomfaculty@vt.edu

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 Affairs Guidelines. Please read guidelines first and use this to help guide you through the process.  

Promotion Workshop November 2021

Dr. David Musick, senior dean for faculty affairs at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Dr. Anita Kablinger, chair of the appointments, promotions, and tenure committee, walk through the basics of the promotions process at VTCSOM. 

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