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AAMC Board of Directors Announces Opening for Junior Faculty Position

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The AAMC Board of Directors will enlarge its regular roster by two new members for the new Board year which begins in November 2021. One of those new Board seats is reserved specifically for a junior faculty member at an AAMC-member medical school or academic health center. A junior faculty member by this definition is an individual holding a faculty title, who is engaged in education, research, or clinical practice, and is within the first 10 years of an initial faculty appointment.

Review the self-nomination form (PDF) and criteria for the position (below). We encourage you to self-nominate or share this message and the attachments with faculty members you believe to be qualified and interested in the role. We especially encourage people from diverse backgrounds or from underrepresented minorities to apply.

AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) leadership will review nominations and recommend a short list of candidates to an AAMC Board of Directors committee to make the final selection. The position will serve for a two-year term beginning in November 2021 that is renewable once. Any faculty member who meets the criteria is eligible to apply. Because of the time-sensitive nature of this new appointment, the deadline for applications is Aug. 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET.

Criteria for Position

  1. Individual needs to hold a faculty appointment at an AAMC-affiliated institution.
  2. Individual needs to be within 10 years of an initial faculty appointment.
  3. Individual should be actively engaged in one or more of the AAMC missions: education, research, clinical delivery, or community engagement.
  4. Individual needs to be willing and available to attend monthly virtual meetings of the Board of Directors, four in-person 1 – 2-day meetings of the Board in Washington, DC, and other meetings of committees (at least one) and other business to which he/she may be assigned.
  5. Individual should be willing to attend the AAMC’s annual meeting, Learn Serve Lead, at the expense of the AAMC.
  6. Individual should be aware of the issues facing faculty in academic medicine and be familiar with the AAMC and its missions.
  7. Individual should have a desire to serve as a governance fiduciary of a $240 million non-profit organization.
  8. Individuals may self-nominate or be recommended by others, but all nominees will need to complete the nomination form and submit it personally to cfas@aamc.org.  

The AAMC Board of Directors wishes to represent the diversity of individuals in academic medicine. Candidates who reflect diversity of all types are encouraged to apply.

Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Weissman at the AAMC at eweissman@aamc.org or 202-828-0044.

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