Office of Faculty Academic Affairs

About the office

The Office of Faculty Academic Affairs provides leadership to the dean and department chairs on academic matters related to faculty personnel, polices, and procedures.

The office analyzes and advises on issues related to faculty merit, promotion, and discipline. It also reviews proposals for appointment and promotion of academic personnel and serves as the liaison for the School with campus academic offices and governing bodies.

Part of the Dean’s Office, it is managed by Thomas Kearney, PharmD, the associate dean of academic affairs, who reports to the dean.

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

Contact us

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
+1 415 502-2882

UCSF advisor on academic affairs issues

ACA.Strategic Business Partner
+1 415 476-2571

Links and PDF documents

Faculty Resources

School of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy Advisory Group

Faculty family-friendly policies

The School of Pharmacy is committed to helping faculty balance career and family needs. Family-friendly policies and benefits, including Fact Sheets, are available from UCSF’s Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs: Family-Friendly Policies and Resources.

Outside professional activity

Image credit: Kearney: Kaz Tsuruta