Promotion and Tenure

The Office of the Provost has begun reviewing tenure policies and data from NYU schools to see how the process can be improved to benefit scholarship and candidates for tenure.

The Work Life Office

In a residential academic community, the lives of faculty are not confined to their roles as scholars and professors. They are also parents and family members who make their homes at NYU. The Work Life office, established by the Office of the Provost in 2017, identifies and responds to the needs of faculty throughout their career life cycle.

Work Life’s mission is to create a forward-thinking work environment where faculty feel supported in their personal and professional lives. The office has dedicated program directors for child care and adult caregiving who are available for one-on-one consultations and offer connections to local resources. Additionally, the office encourages faculty members to prioritize their own well-being, and offers several resources and guides to encourage wellness at the individual level, departmental level, and University level.

Faculty Diversity

The Provost is committed to supporting faculty diversity. The Disability, Inclusion, and Accessibility Working Group works to develop new policies to make NYU more accessible to disabled members of the community, in close coordination with the Office of Global Inclusion. The Provost’s Office also supports schools and departments in their efforts to diversify faculty recruitment. Please see the Guide to Diverse Faculty Searches for more information, and read about the University's new Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative through the Center for Faculty Advancement.

Sculpture made by NYU students in courtyard

Art installation created during Inauguration Celebration Week © NYU Photo Bureau: Miller

Art in Public Places

The Art in Public Places initiative was established to consider spaces around the University where public art may be displayed; compose a policy concerning public art at NYU; make recommendations regarding the Mercer construction project and the decentralized nature of art and public spaces at NYU; evaluate the benefit of NYU's commissioning public art; and draft a brief statement stating why public art is an important cause and is beneficial to a person’s learning environment and general sense of wellbeing. This group is chaired by Edward Sullivan, Professor of Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts and Provostial Fellow for the Arts.


The vision for NYU's research enterprise is to to attract and educate the best and brightest students and faculty, and to lead through world-class scholarship and discovery. At NYU, we strive to continually drive research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.