Campus Partners and Programs
Postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern can utilize a number of campus resources to help them develop new skills and achieve their professional goals. A list of campus partners and programs that assist postdocs can be found below. A full list of programming offered can be found in the Explore Opportunities page of this site.
- Searle Center for Teaching and Learning
The Searle Center organizes programs and workshops that help enhance their teaching through programs and workshops that help them develop new teaching strategies and in-classroom. Searle also provides workshops on writing teaching statements for postdocs interested in pursuing a career in academia.
- Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern
CIRTL is a network of universities working to enhance undergraduate education in STEM and SBE. Postdocs are welcome to participate in online and on-campus workshops that focus on teaching and learning in the classroom.
- The Writing Place
The Writing Place is Northwestern’s center for peer-writing consultations. A Writing Place consultant can help you at any stage of the writing process, from talking about ideas to developing a plan to revising and editing a draft. Consultations are free and available to anyone in the Northwestern community.
- Center for Civic Engagement (CCE)
CCE supports students, faculty, staff and alumni as they enhance their own academic experiences while contributing to stronger communities and a more engaged university. Its campus-wide programs and events are open to postdocs at Northwestern.
- Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA)
Postdocs are welcome to attend workshops, trainings, and career treks at Northwestern Career Advancement, but the NCA does not currently have the capacity to provide individual career advising to postdocs. One-on-one advising for postdocs is provided through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
- Office of Fellowships
Office of Fellowships offers resources to help students and alumni conceptualize and achieve their ambitions with the support of external funding. Postdocs are welcome to attend workshops, and limited appointments are available for one-on-one fellowship advising sessions.
- Northwestern University Libraries
The University Library regularly organizes workshops on research tools that postdocs are welcome to attend, such as workshops on citation management software and patent discovery and analytics platforms.
- Postdoc Academy
The Postdoc Academy is a comprehensive online and in-person professional development program that focuses on building the skills you need to make the most of your postdoc and transition into the next phase of your career. Postdocs can enroll in the flexible online course and/or join a learning community with local postdocs.
- Northwestern IT Research Computing Services
In addition to computational resources and support for conducting research, Research Computing Services offers workshops on data science, visualization, programming, and computing to help postdoctoral trainees expand their skills, while also providing access to free online learning resources, and free, individual consultations to help solve research problems.