The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs is designed to support the Dean’s office by providing resources for faculty. Responsibilities and functions of the Office of Faculty Affairs include (but are not limited to):
Developing and monitoring mechanisms for faculty advancement
Developing and providing professional leadership programs
Leading initiatives related to faculty governance
Shepherding faculty through faculty processes such as promotion and tenure, sabbatical requests, new appointments, and leave
Assisting faculty with the interpretation of the School of Medicine policies and processes, per the School of Medicine bylaws, handbook, and other governance documents
Providing counseling, mediation, and conflict resolution/management skills
Our Office also builds relationships with other units on campus, including the Provost’s Office, UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs, the Office of Compliance, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and others.
Programs organized through the Kerkorian School of Medicine Faculty Affairs Office include:
The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs has a broad range of responsibilities including:
Providing assistance for preparing and processing all faculty actions, including new appointments, promotions, tenure awards, and sabbatical requests
Interpreting University and Kerkorian School of Medicine rules to faculty members, department chairs, and administrators
Leading several faculty development programs for both academic and community faculty
Coordinating several resource building programs addressing faculty professionalism, diversity, conflicts-of-interest, and other topics
Building a strong partnership with the community is one of the main objectives of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. This commitment is reflected throughout the many initiatives the school is involved in, including the community faculty program.