Office of Faculty Affairs

Office of Faculty Affairs - About Us


The Office of Faculty Affairs for the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry consists of a team of faculty members and administrative staff. The Office is headed by Dr. Anke Ehrhardt, the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions (COAP).

The main functions of the Office of Faculty Affairs are to provide administrative oversight for the appointments and promotions process; and to support career development for Department of Psychiatry faculty.  Our goals are to increase the transparency of the departmental promotion process, facilitate access to opportunities for professional skills development and to work with the faculty to develop policies that will maintain a culture of transparency and robust diversity within the department. For department faculty, the Office offers an additional channel for confidential discussion and troubleshooting on career related issues.

The Office of Faculty Affairs of the Department of Psychiatry acts as the liaison to Columbia University and the Dean’s office to facilitate communications and provide information about  medical center and university-wide programs and policies.

We would very much like the Office and its programs to meet the needs and interests of the department faculty. We welcome your ideas and comments.  If you have questions, suggestions, or would like assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us.




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