Office of Faculty Development


The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) catalyzes self-efficacy, professional fulfillment and achievement at all faculty career stages through mentorship, leadership and career advancement programming.


Our vision is for the Mount Sinai Health System to have an institutional culture and infrastructure that empowers and supports all faculty to reach their full professional potential.


The OFD works hand-in-hand with our partner office, the Office of Well-Being and Resilience, to understand the needs of faculty and promote programs and resources that enhance their well-being and professional fulfillment. We aim to foster collaborations and advocacy alongside colleagues across the institutions including:  

The Office of Faculty Development strives to:

  1. Promote a culture that values and encourages mentorship and enhances the quality, diversity, and inclusivity of mentorship throughout the institution.
  2. Increase offerings, awareness and utilization of professional development resources and increase transparency and efficiency of the Appointments, Promotion and Tenure process and policies to foster equity in the career advancement of our faculty.
  3. Prepare faculty from diverse backgrounds for leadership roles through offering innovative programs that develop skills for effective, collaborative, and compassionate leadership.

This webpage is designed to be comprehensive digital toolbox for faculty to easily access workshop recordings, templates, external opportunities, and other helpful resources.

Be the first to know about future events and new resources by subscribing to the faculty listserve!

To achieve our goals, OFD applies the following strategies:

  • Provide faculty with career advancement, leadership development, and mentor training workshops, skills training, networking events, and discussion groups.
  • Offer practical resources, guides, and FAQ documents in our three focus areas: career advancement, mentorship enrichment, and leadership development.
  • Supply information about funding opportunities and internal and external training programs.
  • Incorporate principles and actions related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in all of our programs.
  • Adapt our educational content for different audiences to recognize that different faculty have different needs.
  • Welcome new clinical faculty and support their orientation to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
  • Work closely with Medical School leadership and partner offices to build equitable and cross-departmental collaborative environments for faculty.

Looking to the future, we are:

  • Maintaining an improved faculty email network to increase awareness and use of resources.
  • Developing a new platform to help faculty find and communicate with potential mentors with specific characteristics.
  • Forming an advisory board of senior and junior faculty across departments and locations who are passionate about mentorship and career development.

In addition, we evaluate every initiative for success and improvements using surveys, focus groups, and other tools.