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Faculty Development

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s) are large and complex institutions that can be difficult to navigate. The mission of the Office of Faculty Development, within the Department of Pediatrics, is to create a supportive environment and provide easy access to helpful resources. We hope our efforts assist faculty members in setting and pursuing paths to successful, fulfilling careers.

The Office of Faculty Development offers mentor consultation, advice on building a mentoring team, referral to resources outside the Department, review of promotion portfolio, sounding board for academic issues.

We strive to ensure faculty have satisfying and productive careers by providing them with the necessary resources to be successful."

Elizabeth R. Alpern, MD, MSCE
Associate Chair, Faculty Development

What We Do

Faculty Development Workshops



We help faculty find a mentor and develop a career plan.


Faculty Advisors

We’ve recruited a roster of faculty to provide advice on promotion readiness (current faculty) and domain identification and goal setting (new faculty) along the academic and clinicical promotion pathways.

Promotion & Tenure

Learn more about these processes and how our office can assist you in advancement.


We offer a formalized onboarding program for new faculty to make the first days and weeks in your new environment a little less overwhelming. We hope to present all new faculty with a consistent, thoughtful and helpful orientation experience and supplemental reference material to make for a smooth transition into the Feinberg and Lurie Children’s communities.

Feinberg Resources

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