Faculty Development

Harvard University is committed to developing scholars at all stages of the academic career ladder in order to maintain and build its academic excellence.

This section of the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity website presents materials and programs related to various topics of faculty interest such as media training, publishing guides, support for establishing and managing a lab, and grant management.

Mentoring is a critical element of our investment in productive and innovative faculty. There is no standard model for faculty mentoring across the University. Faculty mentoring programs that contribute to a supportive academic environment take many different forms, reflecting the values and traditions of individual Schools and Departments. Successful faculty mentoring programs are attentive to differences across gender, race, ethnicity, culture, and generational lines, all of which can affect whether and how faculty receive mentoring and career guidance. Each faculty member has a role in creating and sustaining departmental cultures that support academic excellence.