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New & Early Career Faculty Institute

The New & Early Career Faculty Institute aims to equip new and early career faculty with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive at Northwestern. Through monthly, discussion-based small-group workshops with various Northwestern offices, participants will get the chance to network with colleagues and learn about campus resources.

Program goals include:

  1. Increased awareness of campus resources and offices
  2. Increased knowledge and confidence about navigating promotion and tenure to foster overall success
  3. Building community and interdisciplinary networking

Registration and contact: New and early career faculty will receive emails to register for each session. If you have questions, please contact Kayla Atkins, Faculty Project Coordinator, Office of the Provost, at

Oct. 3
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Looking 101 with The Block Museum of Art 

Art can provide the opportunity to pause and reflect or to stimulate and surprise. There are no wrong answers in this interactive session for faculty with The Block staff. Join us for lunch, an introduction to The Block Museum as a teaching resource, and a special “close-looking” activity to improve your ability to look deeply, analyze carefully, and express ideas about works of art and the world around you.

Register online by Wednesday, Sept. 27.
Nov. 15
Noon-1 p.m.
Finding Synergy Between Your Teaching and Research
Jan. 17
Noon-1 p.m.
Navigating Tenure
Feb. 14
Noon-1 p.m.
Managing Up, Down and Across
March 2024 Public Scholarship and Media Relations