The Office of the Provost works to connect faculty with resources and information to support their own personal and professional growth. Whether you are looking for classroom teaching support, information on faculty governance, or are thinking about retirement, we hope that you will browse these pages and find what you are seeking.
To learn more about events, programs, and updates in the Office of the Provost, read the most recent Faculty Newsletter.
Career Development and LeadershipThe Office of the Provost offers career development, leadership, communications, and wellness programming, as well as speaker funding and travel grants. Learn more
Faculty Diversity and ExcellenceNorthwestern is committed to faculty diversity, inclusion, equity, and excellence, including programming, awards and funding for faculty innovation in diversity, and support for women faculty. Learn More
Faculty SearchesThe Provost’s Faculty Searches Guidelines provide information on how to conduct a search at Northwestern, including best practices for equitable searches, and resources on bias and other research. Learn more
Living in Evanston, Chicago, and the Surrounding Area
Whether you are a new or current faculty member, find information on housing, transportation, campus services and amenities, and making connections. Learn more.
New FacultyFind information on the Provost Office’s New Faculty Welcome program and an on-boarding checklist to begin your transition to Northwestern. Learn more
Research ResourcesThe Office for Research is one of many units across campus which help faculty facilitate and fund their research, including the Libraries, information technology, and many others. Learn more
RetirementInformation on retirement, including special services provided by the University and the Northwestern Emeriti Organization. Learn more
Shared GovernanceLearn about the faculty governance structure, the faculty handbook, and faculty categories at Northwestern. Learn more
Student and Teaching ResourcesLearn more about academic resources for students, including advising and undergraduate research; resources for the classroom, from class materials to the on-line course management system (CANVAS); and resources for assisting students including accessibility, counseling, campus inclusion, and emergency concerns. Learn more
Work-LifeNorthwestern provides generous work-life policies, family support programs and benefits, and personal well-being assistance through the Faculty Wellness Program, all designed to enable faculty to support faculty excellence, career satisfaction, and well-being. Learn more