The NYU family is a dynamic, diverse, global network of colleagues who push the boundaries of academia and define what it means to be a truly global institution. We’re excited you’re considering becoming part of the NYU faculty community and hope this information will give you insight into our culture and the benefits of joining us.

Global Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, Equity and Access (GIDBEA)

NYU is deeply committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of global inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access (GIDBEA). Our Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation leads many of these initiatives, including the operation of student centers, programming and events, and support and training for our community. The Global Inclusion Officers Council, composed of appointed officers from every NYU school and unit, supports this work. NYU faculty and students create and share knowledge about GIDBEA through our academic programs and research centers and initiatives.

Lisa Coleman and faculty members talk on Zoom

Post-election discussion with faculty, hosted by the NYU Office of Global Inclusion, NYU Votes, and Steinhardt’s Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action.

Group photo of 2019-2020 Faculty Award Recipients

Recipients of the 2019-2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award, which recognizes outstanding faculty who exemplify the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through teaching excellence, leadership, social justice activism, and community building.

Support for Families

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We recognize that the success of our faculty depends on the well-being of their families. Therefore, the welfare, health, and safety of all our faculty and their families come first. Faculty are encouraged to contact NYU Work Life for information and resources tied to child care and schools and adult care.

LGBTQ+ Community at NYU and in NYC

New York City has one of the country’s largest and most diverse LGBTQ+ communities. NYU is committed to fostering safe, inclusive, and open environments for our entire NYU community, particularly our robust LGBTQ+ community based in New York City and across our international campuses and sites. NYU’s LGBTQ+ Center offers programs, events, learning and development workshops, support, and resources to the university community. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, located near the NYU Washington Square campus, is a good place to learn more about the city’s wider LGBTQ+ community.

NYU marching in the New York City World Pride Parade

Faculty, Staff, and Students with Disabilities

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NYU prioritizes support for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities. Working in close coordination with the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, the Disabilities, Inclusion and Accessibility Working Group develops new policies to make NYU more accessible to members of the community who have disabilities. NYU’s Office of Equal Opportunity addresses requests for disability accommodations from faculty and staff. And the Moses Center for Student Accessibility provides accommodations and additional programs and resources for students.

Proudly Urban, Truly Global

At NYU, we embrace our urban identity and our global vision. Our dynamic global network fosters rich connections among our truly international community, and encourages the flow of ideas and opportunity. We are anchored in Greenwich Village in New York City—one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the country. NYU also has degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai as well as 12 academic centers and programs throughout the world. In fact, NYU hosts more international students and sends more students to study abroad than any other US university. As a faculty member, you can tap into NYU’s global presence to support your research through travel fellowships, global research institutes, and support for international visiting research colleagues.

Three students sit by the Brooklyn Bridge in New York

Three students talk in Shanghai

Two female student walk on a street in Abu Dhabi

New York City Soho street scene

Mentoring and Leadership Development

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Our goal is to help NYU faculty members realize their full potential. The Early Career Faculty Institute offers coaching and support for new faculty members. Additional resources to enhance faculty success include mentoring and professional development programs from the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation and mentoring and leadership opportunities through the Center for Faculty Advancement. Additional initiatives are offered at many NYU schools and departments.

Health and Wellness

We care about the health and wellness of our faculty. NYU offers excellent health benefits, and provides resources to support faculty mental health, wellness and self-care, and the successful integration of work life and personal life. As a faculty member, you can also access NYU’s athletic facilities and receive discounts at local gyms and fitness studios. And, of course, all can enjoy the city’s wonderful parks and green spaces and its many cultural and recreational opportunities.

NYU Faculty Housing Happenings Open Level Yoga with Amy Coombs

©NYU Photo Bureau (Olivo). NYU Faculty Housing Happenings Open Level Yoga with Amy Coombs.

NYU community members using cardio equipment at the Palladium Athletic Facility

Palladium Athletic Facility

NYU community members use swimming pool in Palladium Athletic Facility

Palladium Athletic Facility


NYU Libraries is a world-class nexus of information that advances teaching, learning, research, and scholarly inquiry in an environment dedicated to the open exchange of information. Our faculty have direct access to robust in-person and online resources to further the success of their students’ as well as their own professional academic endeavors. Our collections hold 6 million print volumes, more than 2 million e-books, 50,000 journals, and 1,350 research databases. Our collections reflect our mission and values, specifically our formal commitments to diversity and inclusion and anti-racism.

Bobst Library main lobby

Bobst Library in Washington Square