The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) Academic Office focuses on the success, wellness, and development of HCI-affiliated faculty. We facilitate academic partnerships (internal and external) and opportunities that positively impact faculty as well as associated trainees and staff. We support all phases of the faculty life cycle—from the hiring and onboarding process through career progression—in support of the HCI mission and vision statement: passionate individuals and teams delivering a cancer-free frontier through scientific discovery and human touch.
We facilitate faculty success and academic excellence in many areas, including hiring, retention, advancement, mentoring, and leadership development, with the intent to elevate the standard of academic excellence at HCI. We partner with the leadership of University of Utah departments and with other HCI executive offices in our efforts. Our vision is to enhance and expand our community of exceptional, diverse, innovative, and engaged faculty who make important and impactful contributions through individual and collaborative efforts to advance science-powered medicine. We aim to help develop the next generation of science leaders who value a culture of excellence, inclusion, wellness, and collaboration within and beyond the institution to enhance HCI's reputation as a premier cancer center within a premier academic medical center.
Tools & Policies
The HCI Academic Office works closely with faculty members, administrative staff, and leadership across the University of Utah campus to provide resources for our faculty to thrive in their roles and clinicians, researchers, educators, mentors, leaders, and members of the university community.
Effective mentoring relationships are critical to developing the next generation of researchers and clinicians. Our goal is to increase faculty integration, engagement, and retention; enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts; further professional development; and assist in creating successful mentor/mentee partnerships.
A signature initiative of the Academic Office is the HCI LEAD Program, which advances the leadership culture at HCI. Faculty development and mentoring resources for early-, mid-, and late-career faculty, including resources for women and minority faculty, are below.