A&S Interdepartmental Mentoring Program
The mentoring of early career faculty is the responsibility of
the entire institution. The Dean, the Department Chair, departmental
colleagues, colleagues in other departments, and staff members all
have parts to play in ensuring that new faculty adapt as quickly as
possible to the various institutional and disciplinary cultures that
they must master. The School of Arts and Sciences has many programs
and policies in place to aid in the development of junior faculty,
including a mentoring program that matches early career faculty with
senior faculty in other departments.
We believe that this program is an excellent way to introduce
junior faculty members to the Tufts community and to provide guidance
in handling the competing demands of a tenure-track faculty position.
This program is designed to enhance the experience of junior faculty
members during this important period of their careers. We take great
care in matching up faculty members from different departments whose
interests would complement each other. Studies have shown that such
relationships can strongly enhance a junior faculty member's experience.
We do believe this program will have measurable benefits for junior
faculty in all departments and be an enriching experience for senior
faculty as well. For additional information, please contact
Dean Vickie Sullivan.