Faculty Development

OFA offers regular programming which include workshops and seminars that provide career development opportunities. From developing social media communications strategies to improving grant writing skills to leadership training.  Programming is aimed to support faculty at all stages of their careers.  Please follow the links below to see our portfolio of programming.

Women's Programming

The Office of Faculty Affairs hosts a variety of speakers that relate to women’s issues and offer insight into specific challenges women face in academia as well as offering advice and tools to navigate the climate.


This series features seminars and workshops on aspects of scholarship and research, including scientific writing, communicating the value of your work, learning more about department of defense funding, and best practices for securing foundation funding.

Promotions Series

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and highlights resources available to BSD and SOM track faculty preparing for reappointment or  promotion.

Foundational Leadership

A 2 day course focusing on building essential leadership skills, including identifying the needs and expectations of stakeholders, enhancing stakeholder engagement, developing emotional intelligence and managing change. 

Financial Planning

Financial Planning sessions are facilitated by a Certified Financial Planner and include financial goal setting, foundations of investing, supplemental retirement planning, long term care planning, as well as preparing for retirement.

Lunch with Leadership

The Lunch with Leadership series provides faculty groups with opportunities to meet with Division, University of Chicago Medical Center, and University leadership in an informal setting.

Mentor Training

The Faculty Mentor Training program provides faculty with an opportunity to gain broader skills in effective, supportive, and culturally competent approaches to mentoring their trainees. The training modules focus on effective communication, aligning expectations, equity and inclusion, mentoring for professional and career development, and supporting trainees in developing foundational skills.

Faculty Development Across the University

Additional faculty development opportunities are available to BSD faculty across the BSD, UCMC, and the University.

Related Links

Office of Academic Affairs

Promotion Resources

Office of the Provost

Benefits for Academic Appointees