Preparing for Promotion

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) is committed to increasing the transparency of the appointments, promotion, and tenure process and supporting faculty as you prepare to rise in rank. We encourage you to continuously reflect on your next steps toward promotion at every stage in your career. We host a series of events and workshops to help you find community and actively participate in career advancement opportunities. We create career advancement guides to clarify questions about the appointments, promotions, and tenure process specific to Icahn Mount Sinai. To keep up to date, send an email to subscribe to our email list.

Faculty Promotion at Mount Sinai Overview and FAQ This video explains Mount Sinai’s track and rank requirements and suggests ways to prepare for promotion. The information is also available in slide (PDF) format.
Faculty Promotion Q&A This comprehensive resource for faculty provides clear responses to questions about the promotion process
Appointments, Promotions and Tenure process overview for Department Chairs The Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure committee presents on updates to these process and a reminder of the roles Department Chairs play in submitting faculty names for promotion
What’s Your Professional Story? A CV Workshop for Junior Faculty Designed to help with promotion to associate professor, this presentation provides an overview of CV requirements and suggestions. You can also see examples of narrative sections on diversity, equity, and inclusion and mentorship in PDF form.  
Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Website Information and instructions to assist you in planning for career advancement and submitting a promotion packet. Here you can access the promotion criteria, the Mount Sinai Icahn CV template, required documents checklist, and other guidelines.
Success at Sinai Podcast, Promotion Episode Faculty members share tips on how to be promoted at Mount Sinai.
Sample CVs from the Department of Medicine

The following are examples of CVs that have proven effective in the promotion process to Associate Professor for the Department of Medicine. They also serve as examples of formatting requirements.  Please note that these examples are general guidelines; Department of Medicine faculty whose accomplishments are similar to those in these examples should not conclude that their promotion is guaranteed.   

Welcoming Introduction for New Hires Highlighting resources across the Health System for new faculty, as part of the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice onboarding process
Strategies and Tactics for National Institutes of Health K– and R–Awards   Grant writing recordings and slides from grant writing workshop series by Beth Schachter, PhD. Covers introductory material and live practice sessions to help you develop your research strategy, specific aims, biosketches, mentoring team, training plan, letters of recommendation, etc. Email to request.
Scholarship Skills Series We partner with the library, ASCIT and others to deliver sessions that cover scholarship skills including: study design for clinicians, Institutional Review Board and Grants and Contracts Office (GCO) of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine basics, manuscript writing, presentation skills and publication landscape among other topics. Email for more information.