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.

NYU Faculty Mentoring Institute

As part of NYU’s commitment to invest in the success of its faculty, the Office of the Provost vis a vis the Center for Faculty Advancement has launched a university-wide initiative to develop and strengthen mentoring programs that support the advancement, promotion, and retention of all faculty across NYU departments and schools. This initiative promotes the mission of the Provost’s Office to support the NYU community in successfully developing academic and scientific careers throughout the faculty life cycle.


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


Faculty Mentoring in Adu Dhabi

February 2021 is Adu Dhabi's Faculty Month of Mentoring. They have a curated menu of resources from NYUAD and from NYU New York, augmented with interactive events throughout the month. Details and sign up information both on the events page of the Faculty Development and Diversity website and listed below.

Upcoming Event

Center for Faculty Advancement & NYU Abu Dhabi collaborate for GNU Mentoring Month Event: Emerging Leaders Watch Party

New Faculty Orientation

The New Faculty Orientation is an opportunity to learn about NYU’s academic and professional resources, network with new colleagues and peers, and become familiar with the 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 provides new faculty with key resources to acclimate into their new position. All new faculty members are encouraged to attend and gain important strategies for success at NYU.

Artwork by Jojo Karlin

Artwork by Jojo Karlin

About New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation is a one-day event held on September 10, 2020. Combining staff from the Provost’s Office and the Center for Faculty Advancement, NYU has designed the day to provide our new faculty with a broad overview of resources, both scholastic and logistic, to set faculty on the path to success.

Our partners and colleagues in the Office of Research, Teaching and Learning with Technology, NYU Division of Libraries, the Office of Global Inclusion and Diversity, the Office of Sustainability, and the Office of Work-Life are involved in developing the thriving teaching and research environment and faculty wellness. Together, with the Center for Faculty Advancement, new faculty will learn about resources available for a smooth and successful transition to NYU. The day includes break-out sessions and more.


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