Opportunity for...

  • Graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty who are seeking guidance on overall career development
  • Faculty who are available to providing mentoring through this program


  • PhD, MD, Pharm.D., Ed.D, or equivalent, with an interest in addiction science research 
  • Clinical residents and clinical fellows
  • Post-doctoral research fellows
  • Graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees

Time Commitment...

  • Meet 3 times per semester
  • Mentor/mentee meetings will be scheduled for mutually convenient times
  • Bi-annual quality assurance check-ins with the IAS 
  • The program lasts 12 months


Mentoring is a highly successful, adaptable, and practical strategy for supporting faculty members’ success and satisfaction across their career. Mentoring has been shown to enhance research productivity (Bland & Schmitz, 1986; Bland et al., 2002; Byrne & Keefe, 2002), & to enhance teaching effectiveness (Williams, 1991).

Mentoring is a learning process that is aimed at improving junior faculty competencies, skills and networks advance their standing academically and professionally. Our focus is to help develop independent scholarship, professional networks, teaching skills, and provide an intellectual challenger to advance your research. 

Mentoring is a “reciprocal, supportive, and creative partnership of equals.” This program is dependent on the willingness of both parties to be engaged with the relationship. We hope you both find the program fruitful and valuable. 

You are welcome to, but if you are new to mentoring or interested in using a formal structure, IAS will provide a template, objectives and goals. 

You will need to provide a CV, scope of guidance, an overview of your network, current research interests, and available time. 

Please identify your individual needs, interests, gaps in competencies and skillsets. Provide your CV, developing networks and if available, preferred faculty mentor (s).