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Academic Personnel

Academic Personnel

About Us

Edward Callahan, PhD

Edward J. Callahan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Personnel 

The Office of Academic Personnel provides policy analysis, interpretation, and training in academic personnel related issues within the School of Medicine. The Office oversees the processing of all School of Medicine academic personnel actions and is responsible for many personnel related activities including academic recruitment, appointment, merit and promotion review, faculty development and mentoring, sabbatical leaves, Health Sciences Compensation Plan salary administration, diversity programs, employee and labor relations, and Volunteer Clinical Faculty administration.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Office of Academic Personnel to:

  • Participate in building and maintaining an excellent faculty by facilitating faculty personnel actions (i.e., recruitments, appointments, promotions, and merit advancements) through the University's complex review procedures, and ensure that individuals are judged by their peers solely on the basis of professional qualifications in accordance with fair procedures.
  • Serve as a resource for information and policy interpretation and training, and guide faculty and administrators in the implementation of policies that impact on the appointment and advancement of academic personnel.
  • Assist academic units in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, and in practicing cross-cultural understanding beyond simple compliance through implemenation of best practices.
  • Provide professional development and mentoring activities that promote academic success by providing faculty with the skills necessary for all stages of their careers, and working with academic units in the creation of their own development activities.