Inclusive Faculty Mentorship (IFM): A Life Sciences Initiative

The Inclusive Faculty Mentorship (IFM) is a three year pilot program funded in part by the UCOP AFD Program. The IFM aims to create an inclusive, supportive foundation for life science junior faculty by establishing a committee-based faculty mentorship program. Grounded in evidence-based research, the IFM will provide training, tools, and resources to enhance the mentorship experience for both mentees and mentors. 

The IFM is currently open to senate faculty with appointments in the Departments of Integrative Biology (IB), Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB), Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM), Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology (NST), Plant and Microbial Biology (PMB), Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE). Assistant professors may participate as mentees, or if they are near tenure, as members of mentorship committees. Faculty at the associate or full rank are encouraged to sign-up as potential mentors.

We are currently seeking additional potential mentors for the incoming 2023-24 mentee cohort. Click here for more information.

Throughout the program mentees and mentors will be invited to optional events including lunches with campus subject matter experts, special workshops on professional development topics, receptions and book club meetings. 

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