Frequently Asked Questions

Technology Basics

Additional Services

Faculty New Appointments and Promotions

Faculty Development


What is a Georgetown University Net ID?

A University Net ID is an automatically assigned, unique electronic identifier for each authorized user at Georgetown. It is your username for most online functions through Georgetown. If you do not know your Net ID, please contact your department administrator. Net IDs are assigned as part of the faculty hiring process. Net IDs are also available for SUA (Sponsored University Associates), including MedStar and other affiliated faculty, upon completion of the hire process. Net IDs are required for accessing the library and GUMC Professional.


How do I set up a University e-mail account?

Your Georgetown e-mail address will be your Though your.Net ID is generated automatically when your department’s HR Contact enters you into the Georgetown Management System, having a Net ID does not automatically create your email account. University Information Services (UIS) requires a password request form (available at their website) and photo ID in order to activate your email account and release your temporary password. In most departments, your department administrator will do this. Otherwise, you may fax the required documents to UIS at (202)687-1162 or present them in person at the UIS Help Desk in St. Mary's Hall. Additional information can be found on the UIS website at  This video overview about GU Mail is also very helpful:


What is a GO-card, and where do I get one?

The GOCard is a single, common, and recognizable identification card for people who are employed or affiliated with Georgetown University. It can be used as a building access card, an on-campus debit card, a printing card, a parking access card, and a library card. You can obtain your GOCard any time after you have your Net ID by visiting the GOCard Office located in Darnall Hall. For more information and for GOCard Office hours of operation, please consult the GOCard Office webpage at


What is GUMC Professional?

GUMC Professional is software that makes managing your professional information simple and central. Generate CVs, webpages, and other reports with the click of a mouse button. Enter your publications and other accomplishments with easy uploads from RefWorks or EndNote, or type them in manually. Find out what other Georgetown University faculty are working on with GUMC Professional’s powerful search function. Search by keyword or name to find others to collaborate with.


How do I get a GUMC Professional account?

To request a GUMC Professional account, please contact Ms Kimberly Walker at Please make sure to have your GUID number, Net ID, Title, Department, email address and phone number.


How do I sign up for on-campus parking?

On-campus parking is managed by the Office of Transportation Management. For information on availability and current rates, please call OTM at (202)687- 4372, or visit them online at


How do I get library privileges?

You will have to set up library borrowing privileges directly with the library: the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs cannot do that for you. The first time you go to the library, present your Go Card at the circulation desk, and library staff will set up your library account. For information on accessing online library services, please consult the library homepage:


Where can I find a notary on campus?

The GOCard Office has a notary. If you or someone you know requires use of a notary, contact the GOCard Office for hours of availability. They do not make office calls; the fee is $2.00. Refer to the website for details and contact information. Sharon 'Pepper' Richardson is a notary (MedStar) in the Department of Medicine (PHC - 5005). She can be reached at 202-444-7547. There is no fee for the service; she does not make office calls. The notary services hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Silvana Alcocer is a notary in the office of Technology Commercialization (3300 Whitehaven St. NW. Harris Building, Suite 1500. Washington, DC 20007) she can be reached at 202-687-0843. There is a $3.00 fee for the service and appointments are required.  Gina Lee is a notary for DC. Gina does not charge for Notary Services for GU personnel. She is located at 2115 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 503, Room 6052. She can be reached at 202-687-2402 or by email: to assure that she is available.


How do I apply for a new faculty position or promotion?

Please contact your department chair(s) or administrator(s) for guidance.


What are the requirements for each rank and track?

See track requirements under the New appointments tab (if you are incoming faculty) or Promotions tab.


What are the deadlines for submitting faculty applications for hire and promotion?

To be considered for the monthly CAP meeting, completed packets must be submitted to OFAA via your department administrator 6 weeks in advance of the anticipated CAP meeting.


What are the requirements for taking a sabbatical leave?

See here for more information.


How long will it take for my application to be reviewed by CAP?

CAP reviews applications on a monthly basis, with the exeption of summer recess (August-September). Once your completed application is submitted by your Department Chair to OFAA, it will be submitted for review by CAP. Applications must be complete and submitted 6 weeks in advance of the anticipated CAP meeting.


What is the mentoring program?

The goal of the mentoring program is to help you find faculty colleagues who can help you keep doing what you need to do to succeed in your career.  We have a database of mentors that are available  to meet your mentoring needs, and they have indicated their availability for a mentoring relationship (short or long term).  If you are interested in either being a mentor or a mentee, please email with your name, why you are interested in being a being a mentor/mentee, areas that you are interested in being a mentor/mentee for, and the length of the mentoring relationship that you are looking for (short or long term).  You may also send any questions or feedback to 

How do I get a mentor?

If you do not know your mentor please contact your department chair or your department mentoring director If you need a mentor or have any further assistance please contact Dr. Priscilla Furth


Where do I find a list of programs and workshops offered by OFAA?

Go to upcoming programs and workshops.


What is the faculty evaluation and what is the deadline for submission?

See Faculty Evaluation Process.


Am I required to complete a GUMC faculty evaluation?

If you are Tenured/Tenure-eligible track, Research track, and Medical Educator track faculty members, you are required to complete your Georgetown University faculty Self-Evaluation. If you are on the Clinician, Clinician Educator, Clinician Scholar, or the Adjunct Track, please consult with your department chair on whether you need to participate in the evaluation process, and if so, which evaluation process you should complete.