About Us

Welcome to the University of Louisville School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs website. We are committed to supporting the academic careers of all our faculty members. To that end, we hope this website will help you and the administrative professionals who support you find the information you need to navigate our systems and to identify resources to support your personal faculty development. Our staff is available to serve you and we welcome your questions. It is our privilege to participate in your life at University of Louisville School of Medicine and we look forward to supporting you throughout your tenure as a member of our faculty.

New Vice Dean and Associate Dean

Dr. Ronald I. Paul and Dr. Gerard Rabalais have recently joined the Office of Faculty Affairs and Advancement.

Gerard Rabalais, M.D., became the Associate Dean of Faculty Development of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in October 2015. In his new capacity as Associate Dean of Faculty Development, he is charged with the creation and oversight of a new comprehensive program in faculty development that will help our faculty become better teachers.

Ronald I. Paul, M.D., became Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Advancement of the University School of Medicine in January, 2016.  Dr. Paul’s responsibilities in the Office of Faculty Affairs includes managing all faculty personnel  actions, conducting new faculty and chair orientation meetings,  serving as a resource to the School of Medicine’s Promotion and Tenure Committee and the Performance Criteria and Economic Welfare Committee, and advising faculty, the dean and the dean’s staff.

The Faculty Affairs Committee Office and Vice Dean’s assistant contacts have changed, as well. Please see our Meet the Staff webpage for the most up-to-date contact information.

New Faculty Mentoring Program

We have launched a new faculty mentoring program that allows faculty to tap into the expertise of our "Community of Mentors" which currently consists of over 50 senior faculty members. This flexible system allows protégés to search our mentor database and contact individuals based on their areas of expertise.  Faculty are encouraged to register as protégés or as mentors on our website. We believe that mentoring provides early opportunities for success and promotes advancement and retention by creating connections and comradery within the School of Medicine.