The Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA) is committed to faculty success and provides research and practice support in form mentoring during the faculty lifecycle beginning with New Faculty Orientation (NFO). During NFO, faculty may become members of a mentoring institute that fosters the advancement, promotion, and retention of all faculty across NYU departments and schools.

Early Career Faculty Institute

NYU’s Office of the Provost and its Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA) launched the Early Career Faculty Institute (ECFI) to mentor tenure-eligible faculty in their first three years of appointment. The program comprises ten modules spanning a two-year period, beginning in fall 2021. From research and funding support to teaching philosophy, ECFI modules will cover core areas that foster the productivity, success, and retention of NYU faculty.


Career advancement and professional development occur over a trajectory with a number of distinct phases. At each phase of the faculty lifecycle there are important milestones that, when met, can help advance faculty and institutional goals. The table below depicts the key developmental phases of faculty careers at NYU and includes resources that are aligned with each developmental phase in order to support faculty career development and bolster long-term student and university productivity and success.

Key Developmental Phases of the Faculty Lifecycle

Developmental Phases

Phase One


and Cultivation

of Faculty


Phase Two

Interview Process,


and Onboarding

Phase Three

Early Career


Phase Four



Phase Five

Senior Career


New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

New Faculty Orientation provides an opportunity for faculty to learn about NYU’s academic and professional resources, network with new colleagues, and become familiar with programs, services, and policies that shape teaching, research, and scholarship at NYU. This orientation is an important first step in becoming familiarized with NYU and will provide new faculty with key resources to acclimate into their new position.

About New Faculty Orientation

During this in-person event, new faculty will have the opportunity to learn about programs, services, and resources available at NYU by participating in the CFA New Faculty Orientation Fair. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., faculty may come to Greenberg Lounge, located at 40 Washington Square South, 1st floor, to meet CFA team members, our educational designers and speak to representatives from University Human Resources Global Benefits, as well as our partners from the Office of Work Life, and Research Planning & Analysis. Additionally, we are pleased to offer new faculty the opportunity to sign up for campus tours between 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The orientation program begins at 1:00 p.m. and will end with a reception from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Because New Faculty Orientation will focus on engagement and development as a new faculty member, we encourage you to view the asynchronous content for New Faculty Orientation prior to the in-person event.

You may access the video via the instructions below:

  1. Click on the New Faculty Orientation (NFO) Brightspace Course Site
  2. You will be prompted to Log In to Your NYU Account with your NYU NetID and password (abc123 and respective password)
  3. After login, you will be directed to the NFO Brightspace site. Be sure to look for an announcement about Brightspace Bootcamp!

You may reach out to if you need help or have questions.

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