Faculty Mentoring

1.  Assistant Professor University Mentor Program

2.  Associate Professor University Mentor Program

3.  A primary goal of the NU ADVANCE Program is to engage department chairs in the development of faculty, especially female faculty. One strategy for female assistant professors is to strengthen their external professional networks. A well-developed professional network can increase interdisciplinary research, create visibility for the junior professors, and develop networks for future international research collaborations. External Career Mentors (ECM) are a component of the NU ADVANCE program to strengthen women’s national and international networks. The goal of the ECM is to identify mentors from outside Northeastern who can support the establishment of professional networks outside the institution. Following a successful ECM pilot program in 2010-11 in departments of Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, NU ADVANCE will sponsor ECM for junior female and ethnic minority faculty in Social Sciences, Economics, and Political Science for the 2012-13 academic year.

Participating departments

2012 – 2013

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

2010 – 2011

  • Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacy Practice