Faculty Mentoring

The purpose of faculty mentoring is to support, facilitate, and enhance the development of faculty throughout the early and middle career stages. Johns Hopkins University is committed to the provision of mentoring to all junior faculty, and the development of divisional action plans that embrace core principles and encourage divisional experimentation. The statement of mentoring principles (below) is meant to serve as guidelines for mentoring programs across the university. Differences in structure, criteria for advancement, and culture across the schools will require the development of programs that differ in detail from each other. Nevertheless, the specifics of each program aim to meet the basic principles that underlie the purpose, goals, and value of mentoring.

JHU Principals of Faculty Mentoring

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring

Johns Hopkins University has established the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring to recognize the considerable amount of time, effort, and skills required for effective faculty mentoring.  Nominations from faculty members, including self-nominations are accepted annually beginning March 1. Required materials must be submitted to facultyaffairs@jhu.edu by 5 p.m. on March 31. Click HERE for further details.

Resources for Creating your own Departmental Mentoring Plan

Launch Committees, ADVANCE Program, University of Michigan

Example Departmental Professional Track Faculty Mentoring Plan (Dept. Health Policy and Management, BSPH)

Internal Grant Review to Increase Grant Funding for Junior Investigators (Department of Neurology)

Divisional Faculty Mentoring Action Plans

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Carey Business School

School of Education

Whiting School of Engineering

School of Medicine

School of Nursing

Peabody Institute

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Resources for Faculty Development

Johns Hopkins University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The independent center provides professional development, training, and mentorship opportunities.

As an institutional member, graduate students, post-doctoral associates, and faculty members from all ranks can enroll in a free individual membership to get access to the center’s online resources. All faculty members at Johns Hopkins are able to sign-up for an account to access the center’s online resources, including: webinars, multi-week courses, discussion forums, accountability matches, and career center, among others.

Resources focus on increasing productivity, time management, maintaining work-life balance, resolving conflict, personal organizations, and cultivating mentors, sponsors, and collaborators

How to Activate Your Institutionally Sponsored Membership