Faculty Mentoring Program
Mentoring is a major priority at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and this includes mentoring at all levels. Junior faculty within the Department of Cancer Biology will be mentored until promoted to associate professor or as long as they feel necessary.
Once establishing themselves at the institution, junior faculty members should identify a senior faculty member (full professor) in the Department of Cancer Biology to chair a small mentoring committee. The junior faculty member should also select two other faculty members who are senior who could also serve on this mentoring committee. The mentoring committee should meet twice a year to discuss academic and research issues that would be helpful to the candidate.
The chair of the committee will send a brief summary of the biyearly meeting on the mentoring process to the department chair. Of course, the chair is ultimately responsible for the academic success of the junior faculty member, but it is important to have guidance from other senior faculty members within the institute with particular expertise in areas of interest to the junior faculty member.