Career Advancement

MCW is a place where faculty know their careers and lives can flourish. The Office of Faculty Affairs is focused on ensuring career advancement for faculty across their lifespan—from New Faculty Orientation through retirement. We provide guidance to faculty by identifying avenues for advancement and offering resources and trainings to help prepare for each progressive step in their careers.


New Faculty Orientation - The purpose of the session is to welcome new faculty to MCW and provide them with the tools, resources and connections to start their careers successfully. As part of orientation, there is an overview presentation on MCW as well as presentations on benefits, faculty engagement and faculty development. There are also opportunities for networking.

Career Advancement Workshops – We offer programming specifically designed to meet each faculty member at their level of need throughout their career. Our Career Advancement Workshops include discussions about the role of self-promotion and career planning, discussions about career goals and objectives, review the promotion processes at MCW, provide tips and tricks for CVs and Portfolios, and allows faculty the opportunity for personalized CV review and mentoring with members of leadership groups across the institution including the Rank Committees.

Workshops include annual offerings for assistant professors considering promotion to associate through the Academic Advancement Workshop. Associate professors considering promotion to professor or for tenure are encourage to attend the Mid-Career Workshop.

What I Wish I Had Known Before I Retired: A Conversation with MCW Retirees - A panel of retired MCW faculty share their knowledge and experience of transitioning through retirement with MCW faculty looking ahead to their retirement.

Faculty Career Development Committee (FCDC)

The Faculty Career Development Committee (FCDC) is responsible for actively supporting the continued growth and development of all full-time, full professional effort and part-time faculty members. The committee assesses faculty development needs, makes recommendations, assists in their implementation and measures their effectiveness.

Faculty Collaboration Database (FCD)

The Faculty Collaboration Database (FCD) was developed to foster collaboration between faculty members of the Medical College of Wisconsin and with other members of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). The goal of the FCD is to support and enhance the research advances, patient care needs, educational excellence and business requirements of MCW.

Contact Us

Christina Runge, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs |

Kimara Ellefson
Senior Director of Talent and Faculty Affairs | (414) 955-8244 |