Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Affairs Office

Faculty Career Development Resources

Explore your options. Determine your path.

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine offers numerous resources to assist faculty in pursuing the careers they want. Browse or search the programs, services and resources available to faculty as they develop their careers.


Leadership

Career Planning

Mentoring Toolbox

A collection of valuable tools on defining the mentoring relationship, setting goals and career progression.

 
 
 
 

Collaboration and Community

Faculty Profiles

Faculty can get to know colleagues, find collaborators and showcase their own career achievements by completing their own profile.

 
 
 
 

Northwestern Scholars

A searchable database of research expertise across all disciplines at Northwestern University.

 
 
 
 

Consultation and Services

Executive Coaching

Opportunities through Kellogg School of Management to help hone leadership skills, maintain accountability and drive results.

 

Degree Programs

Evening & Weekend MBA

A top-ranked, part-time MBA program through Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

Executive MBA

A Kellogg School of Management program that supports leaders in tackling problems and broadening their networks.

 

Healthcare at Kellogg

This Kellogg School of Management program trains rising leaders in healthcare to also be excellent general managers.

 
 

Governance/Committee Opportunities

Faculty Senate

Join the elected representative body supporting Feinberg School of Medicine faculty.

 

Medical Faculty Council

The council provides faculty the opportunity to offer feedback and voice concerns to the medical school administration.

 

Resources and Funding

Training, Workshops and Mentored Career Development

Mentor Development Workshops

Three-hour sessions for groups or departments geared toward addressing mentors’ frequent concerns and challenges.

 

NM Performance Improvement

Log in through a Northwestern Medicine network to access these courses in process improvement and project and change management.

 
 

Public Voices Fellowship

Provides resources, support and skills to help trainees increase their visibility as thought leaders in their fields.

 

Research

Career Planning

Mentoring Toolbox

A collection of valuable tools on defining the mentoring relationship, setting goals and career progression.

 
 
 
 

Collaboration and Community

Faculty Profiles

Faculty can get to know colleagues, find collaborators and showcase their own career achievements by completing their own profile.

 
 
 
 

Lewis Landsberg Research Day

An annual, campus-wide event to promote faculty and trainee development by sharing research and encouraging conversation among colleagues.

 

Northwestern Scholars

A searchable database of research expertise across all disciplines at Northwestern University.

 
 
 
 

Consultation and Services

IPHAM Communications Consultation

A member-only service that supports investigators in their communications strategies, social media us and dissemination of findings.

 

Metrics & Impact Core

Provides expertise on bibliometrics, data visualization, continuous improvement, informations systems and alternative metrics.

 

NUCATS Research Navigator

These advisers are available to direct investigators to resources that can help them throughout each step of their work.

 

Degree Programs

Master of Public Health

Provides graduates with the data and analytic skills needed to address complex, large-scale public health challenges.

 
 

Master of Science in Law

A program from STEM professionals who want to better understand and anticipate the legal, regulatory and business implications of their work.

 
 

Inventions, Patents, Commercialization and Industry Partnerships

Corporate Relations

Connects Feinberg faculty to industry partners in all areas of biomedical research by sharing opportunities and resources.

 
 

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Portal

The university’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Portal provides a central location for courses, networking opportunities, workspaces and more.

 
 

Innovations Laboratory

Works with healthcare professionals to develop medical training devices for use in medical education and research.

 
 

Resources and Funding

Federal Funding Opportunities

Research Development’s curated lists of federal funding opportunities, pre-screened for Northwestern eligibility and expertise and categorized by research area; access weekly updates through the Pivot database or via the Insight newsletter.
 

Feinberg Research Office

Offers investigators information on funding opportunities, seed grants, social media support and more.

 

Foundation Relations

Connects Feinberg faculty to foundations and associations that fund biomedical research.

 

Housestaff Research Portal

A comprehensive collection of Feinberg resources for trainees who are looking to jump-start careers in science.

 

NUCATS Resources

The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute offers an array of support services for investigators at Northwestern University.

 

Research Cores

A full listing of instruments and services offered in centralized facilities across campus.

 

Training, Workshops and Mentored Career Development

Good Clinical Practice Training

Receive training in the ethical and quality standards for designing, conducting, recording and reporting on human subject trials.

 

Grant Writing Groups

These groups provide real-time feedback to junior faculty as they work to complete NIH proposals.

 

NIH Pre-Submission Peer Review

Junior faculty can have their completed proposals pre-reviewed by faculty in their fields who are experienced NIH reviewers.

 

Succeeding with Your K Award

Helps NIH-funded scientists learn to analyze their own and others’ work in a critical but supportive manner.

 

Women in Science Journal Club

Facilitates conversations on the culture of women in science academia and cultivates mentoring and networking opportunities.

 

Education

Career Planning

Mentoring Toolbox

A collection of valuable tools on defining the mentoring relationship, setting goals and career progression.

 
 
 
 

Collaboration and Community

Faculty Profiles

Faculty can get to know colleagues, find collaborators and showcase their own career achievements by completing their own profile.

 
 
 
 

Northwestern Scholars

A searchable database of research expertise across all disciplines at Northwestern University.

 
 
 
 

Consultation and Services

Northwestern Simulation

Simulation-based education to improve healthcare providers’ cognitive, technical and professional skills.

 
 

Degree Programs

Inventions, Patents, Commercialization and Industry Partnerships

Corporate Relations

Connects Feinberg faculty to industry partners in all areas of biomedical research by sharing opportunities and resources.

 
 

Innovations Laboratory

Works with healthcare professionals to develop medical training devices for use in medical education and research.

 
 

Resources and Funding

Teaching Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

The MD Program’s collection of teaching opportunities sorted by schedules, skills and goals.

 

Training, Workshops and Mentored Career Development

Augusta Webster Fellowship

A faculty fellowship in educational research that supports investigator-proposed, innovative projects in health professions education.

 

Faculty Development Workshops

Monthly workshops covering a broad range of topics, including team-based learning, mentoring and simulation instructor training.

 

Learning Modules

Online learning modules designed to help faculty boost their skills as educators.

 

Searle Faculty Fellowship

Supports early-career faculty members who are expected to make significant, long-term contributions to the university.

 

TIME Lecture Series

Open to anyone with a passion for medical education; highlights advances in technology and emerging best practices.

 

Clinician

Career Planning

Mentoring Toolbox

A collection of valuable tools on defining the mentoring relationship, setting goals and career progression.

 
 
 
 

Collaboration and Community

Faculty Profiles

Faculty can get to know colleagues, find collaborators and showcase their own career achievements by completing their own profile.

 
 
 
 

Northwestern Scholars

A searchable database of research expertise across all disciplines at Northwestern University.

 
 
 
 

Consultation and Services

Northwestern Simulation

Simulation-based education to improve healthcare providers’ cognitive, technical and professional skills.

 
 

Degree Programs

Healthcare at Kellogg

This Kellogg School of Management program trains rising leaders in healthcare to also be excellent general managers.

 
 

Master of Public Health

Provides graduates with the data and analytic skills needed to address complex, large-scale public health challenges.

 
 

Master of Science in Law

A program from STEM professionals who want to better understand and anticipate the legal, regulatory and business implications of their work.

 
 

Inventions, Patents, Commercialization and Industry Partnerships

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Portal

The university’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Portal provides a central location for courses, networking opportunities, workspaces and more.

 
 

Training, Workshops and Mentored Career Development

NM Academy

Log in through a Northwestern Medicine network to access these training and development resources.

 

NM Performance Improvement

Log in through a Northwestern Medicine network to access these courses in process improvement and project and change management.

 
 
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