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.


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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.

 

Mentor Consultation Services

Offers assessments regarding departmental mentoring culture, offering interventions as necessary.

 

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.

 
 

Master of Science in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety

A two-year, part-time program designed to help educate and develop leaders in the field of quality improvement and patient safety.

 
 
 

Master of Science in Learning & Organizational Change

Teaches students how to best utilize the people on their teams to make positive organizational changes.

 

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.

 

Women Faculty Organization

Hosts activities that promote women’s professional achievement, mentoring and networking.

 

Resources and Funding

AAMC Professional Development Resources

A broad list of opportunities that cater to the learning needs of academic medicine professionals in all career stages.

 
 

Training, Workshops and Mentored Career Development

AAMC Professional Development Resources

A broad list of opportunities that cater to the learning needs of academic medicine professionals in all career stages.

 
 

Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement

A professional development program that aims to equip future leaders with the skills and tools to lead meaningful change.

 
 

Executive Leadership Training & Development Programs

Kellogg School of Management programs that use simulations and experiential activities to help leaders realize their potential.

 

Leadership & Management in Core Facilities

A Kellogg School of Management program for directors, managers and business administrators overseeing core facilities.

 

Leadership Development Coursework

Log in to myHR Learn to access courses on cultivating a wide array of leadership skills.

 

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 Scholarship Programs

Faculty are invited to attend a new series of in-person and virtual workshops for faculty co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Global Marketing and Communication (OGMC). 

 

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.

 
 
 
 

University Research Institutes & Centers

A full listing of all research-related centers throughout the university.

 

Consultation and Services

Biostatistics Collaboration Center

Provides Feinberg and Northwestern investigators with support in biostatistics, epidemiology, programming and data management.

 

IPHAM Communications Consultation

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

 

IPHAM Grant & Manuscript Support

A member-only resource that offers scientific and technical consultations, editing services and writing assistance.

 

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.

 

Quantitative Data Sciences Core

This core collaborates in three main areas: biostatistics, bioinformatics and clinical informatics.

 

Research Computing Services

Provides computing resources and consulting services to support innovative research across campus.

 

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 Biostatistics

A one-year program for students who intend to plan, direct and execute health research or analyze health data.

 

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

A part-time degree featuring evening courses and geared toward medical residents, fellows and junior faculty members.

 
 

Master of Science in Health Services & Outcomes Research

Prepares physicians and clinical health professionals for careers in academic medicine; offers a flexible, remote options.

 

Master of Science in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety

A two-year, part-time program designed to help educate and develop leaders in the field of quality improvement and patient safety.

 
 
 

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.

 
 

Innovation & New Ventures Office

Supports an entrepreneurial culture at Northwestern by helping investigators commercialize their innovations.

 
 

Innovations Laboratory

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

 
 

Resources and Funding

Enterprise Data Warehouse

A single, comprehensive repository of all clinical and research data sources across campus.

 

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.

 

Northwestern University Office for Research

Supports best practices in ethical and safe research and manages research space and training facilities across campus.

 

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.

 

Starzl Academy

A comprehensive collection of Feinberg resources for physician-scientist training and those who are looking to jump-start careers in science.

 

Training, Workshops and Mentored Career Development

Galter Health Sciences Library Courses

The Feinberg library offers tools and classes to help investigators conduct and boost the impact of their research.

 

Good Clinical Practice Training

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

 

Grant Writing Coaching Groups

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

 

Navigating the Research Enterprise

An annual seminar series focused on helping early-career scientists develop key skills.

 

NIH Peer Review Program

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.

 

Taking Responsibility for the Responsible Conduct of Research

A course on how to ethically conduct biomedical research and responsibly train others to do so as well.

 

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.

 
 
 
 

Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators

Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators Block Change description The Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME) strives to develop faculty members to become more effective educators in all venues and to recognize outstanding educators at the Feinberg School of Medicine

 

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

Master of Arts in Learning Sciences

A full-time, 11-month course on the scientific understanding and practice behind teaching and learning.

 

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 & New Ventures Office

Supports an entrepreneurial culture at Northwestern by helping investigators commercialize their innovations.

 
 

Innovations Laboratory

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

 
 

Resources and Funding

AAMC Professional Development Resources

A broad list of opportunities that cater to the learning needs of academic medicine professionals in all career stages.

 
 

Teaching Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

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

 

Training, Workshops and Mentored Career Development

AAMC Professional Development Resources

A broad list of opportunities that cater to the learning needs of academic medicine professionals in all career stages.

 
 

After-TIME Faculty Development Workshops

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

 

Augusta Webster Fellowship

A mentored faculty fellowship in educational research, offered by FAME, that supports investigator-proposed, innovative projects in health professions education

 

Learning Modules

Online learning modules, offered by FAME, designed to help faculty boost their skills as educators.

 

Medical Educator Certificate Program

A two-year, self-directed program, offered by FAME, meant to prepare clinical educators for excellence in teaching practice.

 

Searle Faculty Fellowship

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

 

TIME Lecture Series

A monthly lecture, offered by FAME, 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 Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Examines medicine and its ethical implications from the diverse perspectives of the humanities.

 

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 Clinical Investigation

A part-time degree featuring evening courses and geared toward medical residents, fellows and junior faculty members.

 
 

Master of Science in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety

A two-year, part-time program designed to help educate and develop leaders in the field of quality improvement and patient safety.

 
 
 

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

Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement

A professional development program that aims to equip future leaders with the skills and tools to lead meaningful change.

 
 

Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety Certificate

A 12-month, part-time program that offers an in-depth overview of quality and safety practices for healthcare professionals.

 

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.

 
 

Office of Continuing Medical Education

Promotes patient care and safety through accredited education activities based on up-to-date medical information.