Programs and Initiatives

The Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Engagement designs programs and initiatives to enhance skills important for success as a faculty member and to promote connections between members of our community. Programs range from workshops focused on specific skills that will enhance faculty work, to inclusive approaches to leadership, to a mentoring program for early-career faculty and  writing productivity. In addition, each year facutly awards for excellence in research, teaching and service are bestowed on NYUAD faculty. Programs are open to all with an NYUAD faculty appointment.


Career Development and Advancement Workshops

The NYUAD Faculty Life Cycle Explained is series of information sessions and workshops held each semester to provide a clear outline of the steps all faculty go through as they advance along their career track. Sessions also offer practical guidelines for faculty preparing dockets for promotion, tenure, and contract renewal.

The Food for Thought in Faculty Advancement series of workshops focuses on key topics relevant to faculty careers.

Leadership Development

The Program Head Academy serves as a forum for networking, exchange, and leadership capacity development for all in leadership positions in the academic programs. Other programs and opportunities for emerging leaders are scheduled throughout the semester in collaboration with NYU New York and NYU Shanghai.

Faculty Mentoring Program

Advice, feedback, and support are key to faculty development at all stages. This program is intended to provide a structure for informal guidance on career development, with the aim of enhancing the success and achievement of academic excellence for the entire NYUAD faculty.

Faculty Recognition and Awards

Faculty achievements and impactful contributions are recognized and celebrated each year through a series of awards.

New Faculty Orientation

A bespoke orientation program for new faculty is organized each semester in collaboration with the Office of Academic Appointments.

Writing Productivity

Writing groups serve as an important accountability tool for productivity. Several groups are organized throughout the semester.

Want to learn more?
Read the NYUAD Faculty Gazette for timely information about upcoming events, attend one of the live sessions scheduled during the academic year, or reach out to our office at

Open Houses

These informal sessions offered at the start of each semester provide a wonderful opportunity to exchange information and ideas with members of the NYUAD Leadership. These are held in person, public health guidelines permitting. 

Office Hours

These sessions offered throughout the academic year, provide an opportunity to exchange information and ideas on how to advance the careers of all faculty, including how to engage with mentoring, manage workload, and become familiar with the resources available to NYUAD faculty to help them engage and advance.

Faculty who want to share thoughts and ideas one-to-one can sign-up for an individual meeting slot as advertised each semester in the Faculty Gazette and on the intranet. We reach out to all new standing faculty members to schedule an appointment to attend office hours during their first semester at NYUAD.