Harvard University New Ladder Faculty Institute


Monday, September 17, 2018, 3:00pm to 6:00pm


Harvard Faculty Club

Harvard new ladder faculty are warmly invited to the University-wide New Ladder Faculty Institute to be held on Monday, September 17, 2018.

This half-day event is designed to give you an opportunity to meet the other new faculty from all across Harvard and to introduce you to the numerous resources available to you throughout the University. We will have a panel of distinguished faculty who will share their perspectives on how to approach scholarly work and effectively contribute to your department, the University, and your field(s).

Following the New Faculty Institute, you and your spouse/partner are invited to attend a reception. This will provide an opportunity to meet other new and current ladder faculty across all of Harvard and for spouses/partners to meet one another. 

The Institute is sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development & Diversity.

Registration required

Event Schedule

3:00 – 3:05 Introduction and remarks by Senior Vice Provost Judith D. Singer
3:05 – 3:20 Welcome remarks by President Lawrence Bacow followed by Q&A 
3:20 – 3:30 Participant introductions

3:30 – 4:30

Faculty Panel: Navigating Life and Your Professional Path as a Scholar at Harvard

  • Hopi Hoekstra, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology,
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Harvard College Professor; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the
    Museum of Comparative Zoology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
  • Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Nicole Maestas, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • Matthew Weinzierl, Joseph and Jacqueline Elbling Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
4:30 – 5:00 Q&A and final remarks
5:00 – 6:00 Reception with spouses/partners