New Faculty Orientation

Our faculty are a highly diverse group of dedicated teachers, innovative and creative researchers, and inspired scholars.  We welcome back those who have been with us before and those who are joining us for the first time. Those of us in university administration, your fellow faculty, and the NYUAD students are all looking forward to meeting you.   

Welcome! اهلا وسهلا

The Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Engagement and the Office of Academic Appointments collaborate to create an inclusive, informative, and thorough orientation to being a faculty member at NYUAD. Through a bespoke Faculty Orientation Session, we provide all the material needed in a paced fashion to be sure all new faculty are fully prepared for starting the semester.

A series of live orientation sessions before the start of the semester to provide key information and answer questions about onboarding and preparing for teaching and launching research. During the first semester on board, there are sessions that help new faculty learn the skills and information needed to thrive at NYUAD. In addition, the Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning hosts a series of workshops each semester to advance excellent and inclusive pedagogy.  

Fall 2022 New Faculty Orientation Journey

Fall 2022 Schedule

The schedule, details, and materials related to each stage of the orientation journey is found on the Faculty Orientation Page on the NYUAD Intranet.

June 29, 2022

Step 1: Ready to Board: Overview of Onboarding and Orientation

August 1, 2022

Step 2: Preparing for Takeoff: The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching at NYUAD

August 23, 2022

Step 3: Reaching Cruising Altitude: Inclusivity and Intercultural Development
[in person]

August 24, 2022

Step 4: Preparing for Landing: Who is the NYUAD Learner?
[in person]

August 24, 2022

Step 5: Welcome To Your Destination: Launching the Semester

August 26, 2022

Faculty Welcome Dinner for all faculty (& families)
[in person]

August 29, 2022

First Day of Classes

October 1, 2022

Step 6: Our NYUAD
[TBA in person]

November 1, 2022

Step 7: Overview of the Faculty Life Cycle (for standing faculty)


Dec 1 to Dec 21, 2022

Step 8: Office Hours with Vice Provost Edepli (Standing Faculty) | by appointment

Key Contacts for Faculty Orientation

Faculty Advancement and Engagement

Kirsten Sadler Edepli, PhD
Vice Provost

Office of Academic Appointments

Naomi Munro
Associate Director, Academic Appointments

Paola Baba
Academic Business Partner
Leera Dy
Administrative Coordinator