Career Development Program

2023 Career Development Program: Promotion & Tenure
Open to ALL FACULTY — Thursday, March 9, 2023

Register at by November 4, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for a half-day Career Development Program (CDP) entirely focused on
promotion and tenure.
This program will be held in person on Thursday, March 9th, 2023 from approximately 8:30 am - 12:30 pm for faculty who are planning to submit their promotion or tenure application in the next two years. The program is open to both women and men faculty in all ranks and tracks (tenure and non-tenure track) and is sponsored by ARROW (Advancement, Recruitment, and Retention of Women). Early and mid-career faculty are highly encouraged to apply.

The goal of the 2023 program is to provide faculty with personalized feedback on key elements of their drafted promotion OR tenure package. Morning sessions will include a panel discussion with recently promoted faculty and general information sessions on the promotion and tenure process. Small group college-specific breakout sessions will follow, in which college-specific criteria will be discussed and attendees will receive personalized feedback on their drafted promotion or tenure materials. To participate, you will be required to submit an updated CV and drafted personal statement/summary/cover letter six weeks prior to the program for review by a faculty mentor.

Space is limited and faculty will be selected based on their CDP application. The deadline for applying to the CDP is Friday, November 4, 2022. Your division director, chair, or dean must agree that you will be released from all duties to attend the program. If you have already participated in the 2021 half-day CDP promotion program, you are not eligible for the 2023 program.
Attendees will be selected and notified by November 23, 2022. Contact Rachel Simmons at 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.