Faculty Development

Promoting Successful Transitions to Washington University

2020–21 New Faculty/Assistant Professor Workshops 

All workshops will take place on Zoom.

Envisioning a Career: Effective Teaching, Successful Research

October 16, 1–2:30pm
Fiona Marshall, Professor of Anthropology
Jonathan Losos, Professor of Biology
Barbara Baumgartner, Teaching Professor, Women and Gender Studies

Building Relationships with Senior Colleagues

November 13, 1–2:30pm
Trevor Sangrey, Lecturer, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
SangMok Lee, Assistant Professor of Economics
Patrick Hill, Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Funding Your Research and Managing a Grant

December 11, 1–2:30pm
Jean Allman, Director of the Humanities Center
Jeff Zack, Professor Psychological and Brain Sciences
Brad Joliff, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Navigating Uncomfortable Situations

February 12, 1–2:30pm
George Gayle, Professor of Economics
Megan Dachsbach, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry
Nicole Hudson, Academy for Diversity and Inclusion

Getting Your Book Done

March 12, 1–2:30pm
Guillermo Rosas, Associate Professor of Political Science
Michelle Purdy, Associate Professor of Education
Joe Loewenstein, Professor of English, Director of the Humanities Digital Workshop and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities

Managing a Lab

March 12, 1–2:30pm
Liz Haswell, Professor of Biology
Phil Skemer, Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences
David Strait, Professor of Anthropology

Getting Promoted

April 16, 1–2:30pm
Adrienne Davis, Vice Provost and William van Cleve Professor of Law

Post-Promotion Workshops: Associate Professors and Senior Lecturers

All workshops will take place on Zoom.

Continuing Scholarship and Research

October 16, 3–4:30pm
Amanda Carey, Teaching Professor, Spanish
Petra Levin, Professor of Biology
Geoff Ward, Professor, African and African American Studies

When to Go Up? Planning for Promotion

November 13, 3–4:30pm
Jeff Catalano, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Rebecca Wanzo, Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Beth Martin, Teaching Professor in Environmental Studies

Balancing New Service Requests (Internal and External)

December 11, 3–4:30pm
Stephanie Kirk, Professor of Spanish, Comparative Literature, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Rob Morgan, Teaching Professor of Drama
Matt Gabel, Professor of Political Science

Obtaining Large Collaborative Grants

February 12, 3–4:30pm
Natural/Social Sciences Grants: Sofia Hayes, Professor of Chemistry; Jeffrey Gillis- Davis, Professor of Physics
Humanities grants: Nicole Moore, Senior Director of Research Development; Anne Stengle, Director of Foundation Relations

Mentoring Junior Colleagues

March 12, 3–4:30pm
Bill Maxwell, Professor of English
John Shareshian, Professor of Mathematics
Mimi Kim, Teaching Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Positioning Yourself for University Leadership

April 16, 3–4:30pm
Lerone Martin, Associate Professor, Center Religion and Politics, and Director of American Culture Studies
Margit Tavits, Professor and Chair, Political Science
Peter Monahan, Director, College Writing Program

University Offices & Resources

  • Office of the Provost

    University–wide curricular and co–curricular activities including undergraduate and graduate education, diversity, internationalization, and outreach are key issues of the provost.

  • Academic Publishing Services (APS)

    APS has a directory of freelance writers and editors who will, for a fee, provide writing assistance for manuscript, book chapters, grants, and other forms of writing.

  • Research Office

    The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) is responsible for university-wide research policies, procedures, operations, support infrastructure and educational programs.

  • Grants Library

    The Office of Training Grants (OTG) has developed a Grants Library to serve as a centralized resource for grant writers and investigators at various career stages.

  • Institute of Clinical and Translational Research Resources for New Investigators (ICTS)

    The institute's website includes resources and support for early stage investigators and streamlined access to core services.

  • Core Research Facilities

    Find Washington University core facilities that provide the services, expertise or equipment that will enhance your research project.