Career Development2017-11-07T10:20:59+00:00

Career Development

This page contains resources for career development such as the preparation of the CV, promotion and tenure information and faculty awards at UIC.

CVs

This CV template is based on the AAMC template (and also includes some categories relevant for UIC’s Promotion and Tenure Applications) intended to assist in both tracking key professional activities and accomplishments, and keeping records of the information that is useful to Promotion and Tenure applications (such as listings of trainees, service activities, etc). This template was designed as a resource and should be tailored for each individual’s needs.  You may choose instead to use the AAMC template.  The AAMC has some helpful tips on CVs, teaching portfolios, biosketches and executive summaries.

NIH Biosketch

The form for the NIH biosketch can be found here. Here is a sample of a completed biosketch and here is another sample NIH biosketch (note:  in both samples, the first page is the blank form and the samples follow).

Promotion and Tenure

Promotion and Tenure application information, forms, and deadlines are available through their website.  Please also visit the site for more information on P&T policies including information on tenure rollbacks.

Faculty Awards

 

The University of Illinois has several faculty awards. For a list and details, please go to the Faculty Affairs website.

Faculty Affairs

The UIC Faculty Affairs office website covers topics such as FMLA leave, Family Friendly work policies, tenure holds, and a FAQ covering other related topics.

Impact Factors and Citation Reports

Sandra De Groote did workshop on how to increase the impact of your research and published works (including how to do citation reports). If you want help finding impact factors, getting citation reports, or have any questions about the summary linked here, contact Cindy.

If you have trouble finding Impact Scores for journals, they may be indexed in SCImago. SCImago lists SJR scores which are derived using the same formula as impact scores. However, SJR scores were created as a means of overcoming some of the shortcomings of impact scores. For more information on the differences between impact scores and SJR, see: 

Falagas ME, Kouranos VD, Arencibia-Jorge R, Karageorgopoulos DE. Comparison of SCImago journal rank indicator with journal impact factor. The FASEB Journal. 2008;22(8):2623.

Impact scores and SJR scores are not directly comparable; SJR scores tend to be lower. For example, the SJR score for the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology is .354, as compared to the impact factor of 4.357. 

For comparison purposes the highest SJR score within Obstetrics and Gynecology is .807 for the journal Human Reproduction Update.

Other resources

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has a series of professional development guides that may be exceptionally useful.

Some of the guides include: