Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs provides leadership to the dean and department chairs on academic matters related to faculty personnel, polices, and procedures. The unit is managed by the associate dean of academic affairs, who reports directly to the dean.

It is part of the Dean’s Office.

Areas of responsibility include

  • Sharing potential and actual changes in academic personnel policies and procedures with the dean and department chairs and recommending courses of action
  • Analyzing and advising on issues pertaining to faculty merits, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, diversity, equity, and problem resolution
  • Reviewing proposals for academic promotion and appointments
  • Serving as a liaison with campus-level academic affairs offices and governing bodies

Areas of expertise include

  • Academic personnel policies and procedures
  • UCSF and University of California systemwide academic personnel governance
  • Faculty work/life issues
  • Faculty diversity and equity
  • Academic Senate processes
  • Faculty compensation and benefits
  • Faculty promotion and retention

Image credit: Kearney: Kaz Tsuruta

Contact us


Thomas Kearney, PharmD, DABAT
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
[email protected]
tel: 415-502-2882
fax: 415-476-6632

UCSF Clinical Sciences Box 0622
521 Parnassus Ave Rm C156
San Francisco CA 94143


Diana Koeplin
Academic Personnel Analyst
Dean’s Office, Schools of Nursing & Pharmacy
[email protected] 
tel: 415-476-1170
fax: 415-476-9707

UCSF Box 0604
2 Koret Way Rm 331F
San Francisco CA 94143

Links and PDF documents

Faculty Resources

Systemwide policies

School of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy Advisory Group