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Career Development and Support Programs

The Office of the Provost offers a variety of programs that provide faculty the tools to do their best work. These programs and workshops are designed to enhance faculty career advancement and to promote well-being. All Office of the Provost events and programs are published in the Office of the Provost Events Calendar.

For questions about career development and support programming, contact Joan Marie Johnson, Director for Faculty, at faculty@northwestern.edu.

Faculty career development and support programs offered by the Office of the Provost during the 2022-23 academic year
Date Event Target participants
Sept. 8, 2022 Provost's Chairs Welcome Department chairs
Sept. 16, 2022 New Faculty Welcome New faculty
Oct. 10, 2022 Parenting Children and Teens with Mental Health Challenges by The Family Institute All faculty
Oct. 12, 2022 Essential Skills for Leading Departments: Managing Staff Department chairs, division chiefs and program directors
Oct. 18, 2022 SupportLinc EAP: Faculty Informational Session All faculty
Oct. 27, 2022 How to Have More Time for Research and Writing All faculty
Oct. 28, 2022 Mid-Career Faculty Institute Program Tenured associate professors from all schools
Nov. 1, 2022 How to Advance Your Research at Northwestern New and early career faculty
Nov. 30, 2022 Essential Skills for Leading Departments: Building a Thriving Community: The Role of Trust and High Quality Communications Department chairs, division chiefs and program directors
Jan. 18, 2023 Essential Skills for Leading Departments: Caught in the Middle: The Chair's Role Department chairs
Feb. 28, 2022 Essential Skills for Leading Departments: Improving Department Climate Department chairs, division chiefs and program directors

Ongoing Programs

Faculty Mentorship Programs

Faculty mentoring takes place in multiple forms, including one-on-one relationships between individuals and group-based mentoring, and includes the mentoring of faculty colleagues, postdoctoral trainees and students. Many departments and schools offer formal mentoring programs for early career faculty. The Office of the Provost offers small group mentoring for new and early career faculty through the Provost's Small Group Faculty Mentoring Program. The Graduate School also offers training for faculty who mentor graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.

Media Engagement Training

Media relations experts from Northwestern’s Office of Global Marketing and Communications host training sessions on everything you need to know about dealing with the media, from how to prepare for interviews to how to best position your work so that journalists want to tell your story.

Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

Among its many resources, the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching offers the Northwestern Principles of Inclusive Teaching, supported by accessible strategies and case studies that instructors can use to create and sustain inclusive learning environments.

Past Programs