Office for Faculty Career Development

The Office for Faculty Career Development supports faculty scholarship, teaching, and colleagueship. We aim to cultivate a welcoming and inclusive campus community in which all of our students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

The OFCD offers professional development training throughout the year on a wide range of topics including research, leadership, technology, grant writing, professional speaking, and writing for the public.  We work closely with the Center for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) to support inclusive, innovative, and dynamic teaching.  Every semester the OFCD helps coordinate the formation of a variety of faculty “communities” focused on teaching, research, and professional development.

In addition to providing institutional support for faculty, we also offer one-on-one consultations about all aspects of faculty life. If we are unable to provide the resources you need, we will suggest where you can find them.

Faculty Achievements

Angle’s New Book Offers Modern-Day Confucian Guide to Life

It was sitting in the peace of synagogue with his wife where Stephen Angle began to contemplate his personal relationship to Confucianism. Angle, Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies and professor of philosophy, had spent his career studying the ancient philosophy, which emphasizes personal ethics and morality. He’d written multiple academic books on the […]

Wesleyan Announces 2022 Binswanger Prizes for Excellence in Teaching

Wesleyan University will recognize three outstanding faculty members across the fields of biology, Spanish, and history at the 190th Commencement ceremony with the awarding of the Binswanger Prizes for Excellence in Teaching. Frederick M. Cohan, professor of biology; María Ospina, associate professor of Spanish; and Victoria Smolkin, associate professor of history, were selected by their […]

Otake’s Body in Fukushima Film Debuts at MoMA, Duet Project Premiers in New York

Eleven years ago, an earthquake and subsequent tsunami battered the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, Japan, resulting in radioactive material spewing into the air, ground, and ocean. About 16,000 residents were killed from the explosions, and another 165,000 were forced to evacuate. “I should not be here,” Eiko Otake shares in her most recent […]