Academic Career Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ray LucasEmail author


The focus of this chapter is to describe some of the more common faculty roles and administrative and leadership roles in academic medicine. Advantages and disadvantages of academic careers are discussed so you can reflect upon your own personal values and professional interests to see if there is a match. And lastly, this chapter will focus on describing the three academic job components of research, teaching and service to lay the groundwork for subsequent chapters on academic promotion and scholarship.


Career Leadership Diversity Research Teaching Service Promotion Scholarship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Medicine and Health SciencesGeorge Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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