Career Development Program

Applications are now being accepted for a virtual two-day intensive Career Development Program (CDP) focused on leadership and career advancement on Thursday, March 24 & Friday, March 25, 2022 from approximately 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. The program is open to both women and men faculty in all ranks and tracks (tenure and non-tenure track) who are planning to submit their promotion or tenure application in the next two years. Early and mid-career faculty are highly encouraged to apply.

The program will include panel discussions, as well as large and small group interactive sessions. The ARROW CDP is an excellent opportunity to learn leadership skills and career advancement tips in a high-level, interactive, and intensive program. To participate, you will be required to submit an updated CV and personal statement six weeks prior to the program for review by a faculty mentor.

Before applying, please consult with your department chair and/or division director to ensure that you will be released from all duties to attend the entire two-day program. Space is limited; Priority will be given to applicants who have not attended one of the previous two-day programs held in 2018 and 2020. If you attended one of the half-day CDPs focused on promotion and tenure, you are welcome to apply.

If you are interested in attending this program, please complete the application by November 12, 2021. Applicants accepted into the program will be notified by December 3, 2021. Please contact Rachel Simmons with any questions about the application or program.



In 2013, ARROW implemented a Career Development Program (CDP), an intensive two-day program modeled after the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) early- and mid-career development programs. The full two-day program was held in 2013 and 2014, and will be held every other year moving forward. Beginning in 2015 a half-day promotion focused program was held specifically designed to help women faculty prepare their promotion package. This ½ day program will be offered every other year, alternating with the two-day program. Men faculty were included beginning with the 2018 2-day program.

AAMC CDP implementation slides.

Program Description

Annual intensive professional development workshop designed to support the advancement of women faculty across all missions and colleges of MUSC. The CDP offers participants a variety of workshops on topics including but not limited to negotiating skills, work-life balance, leadership skills, and time management. The program also includes plenary talks on the promotions process, followed by small group break-out sessions for one-on-one consultations with senior faculty from the participant’s college and track.


The program is offered in the spring and is free of charge to MUSC faculty.

Who is Eligible

All early and mid-career (Instructors, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors) faculty across the university are eligible to attend. Applicants may self-nominate to their chairs and/or chairs may nominate faculty. Chair nominations are then sent to the college dean.