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General Administration

Appointment, Promotion & Tenure

Faculty Resources


The role of the Office of Administration & Faculty Affairs is to promote the careers and development of our faculty and staff physicians in support of the clinical, research and education missions of McGovern Medical School.

New Initiatives

Visiting Professor Title

We are pleased to announce that UTHealth Houston has developed a process for departments to request a “Visiting Professor Title” for distinguished visitors who will be on campus for a defined time (e.g., one week), providing a seminar or two or participating in medical/scientific conferences hosted by UTHealth Houston.

Please click here to access the guidelines and letter template.


Mentoring and Promotion Program (MAPP)

The Mentoring and Promotion Program (MAPP) will help our junior faculty chart their unique path to success in the context of a group mentoring format. The application for this 2022-23 is now closed.

Registration for the next cohort will be in Spring/Summer 2023. If you have questions about MAPP, please send an email to

Please click here to learn more about the program.


Fast Track Process for New Faculty Appointments

Please click here to view the presentation about the process to request appointment of faculty with academic rank without “visiting”.


New track: Non-Tenure Instruction Track

Effective 9/1/2019, faculty whose primary focus is teaching may be appointed on the newly created Non-Tenure Instruction (NTI) track. Click here for details.


Accelerated Promotion for Non-Tenure Clinical Track

Faculty considering applying for promotion with less than 5 years of service in current rank are considered accelerated and must satisfy rigorous criteria above and beyond normal expectations that have been recently codified by the FAPTC (click here for criteria). Chairs and faculty are strongly urged to consult the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs before submitting a request for accelerated promotion.

News and Deadlines

Annual Faculty Review

The Annual Faculty Review is now open ( Reviews must be completed by Dec 31, 2023.

New speaker series for faculty begins July 17

Click here for more information about this series as well as the Zoom invitation link.

UTHealth Houston mobile app now available for download

The UTHealth Houston app is now available for download on both iOS and Android devices. Just visit the App Store or Google Play, enter “UTHealth Houston” into the search, and install the app for easy access to campus information. The safety and emergency section of the mobile app is designed for fast access to lifesaving information to keep everyone on our campuses safe.