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Faculty Promotion Resources


Dossier Submission Calendar

To ensure timely action by the medical school review bodies and the President's Review Board (PRB), please submit candidate dossiers to the Office of Faculty Affairs (Room 128 Biomedical Education Building, 3435 Main Street) as follows:

Unqualified (tenure)    
Professor October 1 original + 5 copies +  PDF
Associate Professor December 1
Qualified (non-tenure)    
Professor and
Associate Professor
November 1 preferred
original + PDF
January 15 deadline

The Candidate’s Tasks:

1. Develop your curriculum vitae following the approved format. The Office of Faculty Affairs is happy to assist you with this.

You can use eCV, our faculty data management system, to create a CV that fulfills the requirements of the promotion and tenure committee. The information you enter feeds your profile on SMBS and department websites.

If you have not yet filled in your faculty profile, please do so.

2. Prepare a personal statement that addresses scholarship, teaching and service.

3. Secure an advocate (optional)

The Department Chair’s Tasks:

1. Chair's Letter

2. Letters of Evaluation - external and internal letter requirements

3. Sample Letters

4. Dossier Preparation for SMBS Joint Faculty and Adjunct Faculty Appointments

5. Voting Eligibility for Faculty Personnel Actions

Promotions Review Process for Dossiers

Important Documents

To use a document, Adobe Reader is required (make sure you select the appropriate download for either Windows or Mac).

For more information, contact:

Laychock, Suzanne

Suzanne Laychock, PhD

Professor and Senior Associate Dean For Faculty Affairs & Facilities

128 BEB Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-2808; Fax: (716) 829-2437


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Sofia A. Tangalos

128 Biomedical Education Building

Phone: (716) 829-3042