The Office of Faculty Affairs at WCMC-Q is overseen by the Assistant Dean for Administration and supported by two Faculty Affairs Managers. The efforts of this office directly support the appointment, reappointment and promotion of all faculty, including those at Cornell affiliated hospitals, and non-faculty academic staff, The WCMC-Q Office works closely with the WCMC Office of Faculty Affairs and the Ithaca campus to assure that all our efforts follow Weill Cornell Medical College and/or Cornell University policy, procedures and guidelines.
The Office’s primary responsibility is the support of academic staff, whether the recruitment and appointment of new faculty and non-faculty academic staff, or the reappointment and promotion of existing faculty and non-faculty academic staff. We support the search committees and principal investigators in the preparation and posting of advertisements and handling of applications and provide candidates offered appointment with detailed guidelines for CV development and preparation of materials for final submission to New York or Ithaca. For appointed faculty, the Office provides guidance in the preparation of faculty dossiers for re-appointment and promotion and supports the annual review process and the development of goals and objectives for the forthcoming year. As part of its effort, the Office monitors college-wide schedules for submission of all recommendations for appointment, reappointment and promotion and alerts faculty to deadlines and procedures. We review all recommendations and credentials for appropriateness before processing, and we supervise routing of all materials to the proper offices and/or governing bodies with the appropriate correspondence. We also serve as support for faculty who serve in clinical, teaching, and research roles and are available to respond to faculty and academic staff members' questions and concerns about their academic appointments.
As part of our information systems management, the Office is responsible for a variety of reports needed to monitor the status of the faculty and responds to requests for faculty data from internal divisions and external entities. The office is responsible for oversight of the information on faculty presented on the web under About Faculty, keeping credentials and appointment data up to date.
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For current academic staff vacancies, please click here.
Appointment and promotion of medical faculty by academic tracks are presented in Section Two of the WCMC Academic Handbook.
Conflict of Interest: Faculty members are expected to evaluate and arrange their external interests and commitments in order to avoid compromising their ability to carry out their primary obligations to the University. In the first instance, conflicts should be avoided or resolved through the exercise of individual judgment or discretion. Full disclosure of the circumstances surrounding a real or potential conflict should be made prior to making the commitment or initiating the activity that poses the possible conflict. Additionally, Cornell University and WCMC require all faculty members to submit an annual disclosure of financial interests and external commitments that might create a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest or commitment. Please review the WCMC Conflicts Management Program website for full details.
Copyright Policy: Cornell University is committed to providing an environment that supports the research and teaching activities of its faculty, students and staff. As a matter of principle and practice, the University encourages all members of the Cornell community to publish without restriction their papers, books, and other forms of communication in order to share openly and fully their findings and knowledge with colleagues and the public. The Copyright Policy has been prepared in this spirit and with this intent. The Copyright Policy is intended to promote and encourage excellence and innovation in scholarly research and teaching by identifying and protecting the rights of the University, its faculty, staff, and students. The policy can be found here.
Inventions and Related Property Rights: Cornell University requires inventors to assign to the university or its designee all rights and titles of their inventions and related property rights that result from activity conducted in the course of an appointment with the university and/or using university resources, including those provided through an externally funded grant, contract, or other type of award or gift to the university. The policy can be found here.
Susan E. Lacey
Assistant Dean for Administration
Coordinator, Administration and Faculty Affairs
Manager, Faculty Affairs
Manager, Faculty Affairs