Faculty Mentoring Program

Research Facilities

Newark Campus

The purpose of the UMDNJ-NJMS Faculty Mentoring Program is to assist junior faculty in basic and clinical science departments in the planning of their professional careers through the guidance of more experienced faculty.  The goal of the UMDNJ-NJMS Junior Faculty Mentoring Program is to focus upon specific aspects of faculty development, such as acquisition of teaching skills, publishing senior-authored papers and preparation of extramural funding applications.  It is expected that the mentor will advise and guide the junior faculty member in areas of professional development necessary for establishing an independent academic career.  The mentor in collaboration with the department chair will take an active role in this process.

For more information contact:

Ellen Townes-Anderson, PhD     Letitia Dean, MPA
Professor, Neuroscience and Neurology  Program Coordinator
Director of the NJMS Faculty Mentoring Program Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
185 South Orange Avenue, MSB H-582 185 South Orange Avenue, MSB C-690
Newark, NJ 07101-1709 Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709
andersel@njms.rutgers.edu deanle@njms.rutgers.edu
Ph# (973) 972-7392 Ph# (973) 972-0283



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How to Join:

See Choice of Mentor in Program Guidelines (link above)

If interested consult with:

1.  Department Chair

2.  Senior Associate Dean for Research, William Gause, PhD

3.  Junior Faculty Program Director, Ellen Townes-Anderson, PhD


Funding Opportunities:

General Search Engines: For your Pre and Postdoctoral Fellows:
Calendar Funding Opportunities Fellowship Opportunities
Community of Science (COS)  


Annual Progress Report Forms



Mentoring Resource Material:

Career Basics 2009 Edition

Advice and Resources for Scientists from Science Careers

A Guide to Training and Mentoring in the Intramural Research Program at NIH

American Heart Association Mentoring Handbook

Association for Women in Science

Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists

MedEd Mentoring

Training Scientists to Make the Right Moves:

A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty