Dear Faculty,

Greetings from the Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA). We hope your semester is off to a positive and energized start! We are so grateful to you for prioritizing students’ learning and well-being despite challenges in your own lives.

By now, you’ve received multiple emails welcoming you back to campus to usher in a new academic year with new hope for life returning to “normal.” To echo President Hamilton’s sentiments, “As individuals, as a nation, and as a global community, the pandemic has unfolded and transformed us in ways we could not have predicted.” In AY 21-22, CFA will continue to support faculty research, teaching, and public engagement. And through new programming, we will address some of the ways in which the pandemic has transformed us.

Finally, we welcome the former Learning Experience Design (LED) team to CFA. Previously part of NYU IT’s Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) group, they became part of the CFA team this past year. Led by Dr. Anandi Nagarajan, our educational designers and educational media experts will continue to further the CFA's mission to promote and support innovative and effective teaching practices at NYU through a range of workshops, special projects, and university-wide initiatives and events. To learn more, please see What’s New and Resources below.


Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement & Development
What's New?
What's New?
2021 New Faculty Orientation

The 2021 New Faculty Orientation was held on September 9th. Faculty were welcomed by Charlton McIlwain, Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development, who recognized the diverse skills and experiences of this year’s new group of faculty. CFA will facilitate their role as scholars, researchers, teachers, engaged professionals, and artists, who will impact our world both within and outside of NYU. 

Provost Katherine Fleming gave the keynote address and focused on CFA’s ongoing role in supporting faculty throughout their academic life cycle. She also emphasized the importance of equally engaging in research, teaching, and scholarship as a means of excelling in all three. 

Watch keynote address: Provost Katherine Fleming Keynote
NYU Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative: New Clusters Launched

Fall is faculty recruitment season and NYU will launch 15 hiring clusters. From Minds and Machines to Representation in the Arts, this first round of clusters represents hiring commitments for approximately 75 new cluster faculty over the next two years. For the latest information on clusters, their participating schools and departments, and job postings visit the NYU Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative site, and please share these listings with your networks.

Additionally, we share with you the NYU Guide to Diverse Faculty Searches.
Early Career Faculty Institute (ECFI)

NYU’s Office of the Provost and its Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA) are excited to launch 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. Register to be notified when the application period begins on October 1st, and/or attend an information session on Friday, September 24th, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

TeachTalks are faculty-led conversations about teaching at NYU. The series began in May 2020 as a space for faculty to share challenges and solutions relating to remote teaching and to sustain a sense of community during the pandemic. Now entering its fourth semester, the series continues to flourish. For 2021–2022, TeachTalks is focusing on the theme of Adapting to Change, Reflecting on Practice, and will be accompanied by a series of Pedagogy Workshops. To learn more and sign up for these programs, please visit the TeachTalks and Workshops websites.
Leadership and Professional Development for Faculty

The Center for Faculty Advancement has chosen Academic Impressions as our partner to deliver a range of both in-person and online resources to help faculty with the tools to become leaders in their respective departments, programs, offices, and/or administrative units. Learn more about group coaching circles and leadership opportunities for department chairs and higher education professionals.
Coffee Chit-Chat Series: Already Tenured—What Next?

Designed for faculty to learn about post-tenure promotions, this workshop will feature faculty panelists who will share their experiences and insight about career development and advancement. Bring your coffee or tea and join Karen Jackson-Weaver, Associate Vice President, Global Faculty Engagement and Innovation, who will facilitate the conversation. Please register and join us on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 via Zoom at 10 a.m.
Faculty Resource Network (FRN)

The Faculty Resource Network, now in its fourth decade, is an award-winning professional development initiative that sponsors programs for faculty members from a consortium of over 50 colleges and universities.
  • FRN Leadership Initiative - For the inaugural Fall 2021 semester of this program, 13 emerging and continuing leaders across the FRN including 5 from NYU were awarded an opportunity to impact change at their home institutions and nurture collaboration across FRN campuses.
  • FRN National Symposium - On November 19-20, 2021 the annual symposium will focus on the topic: Redesigning Higher Education After COVID-19. Facilitators and participants will deconstruct how the pandemic has transformed teaching and discuss what education will look like after the pandemic.
A Better Tech Public Interest Technology (PIT) Convention and Career Fair

On October 14-15, 2021, over 43 university faculty, students, and outside professionals will meet for the first time to explore how to create a better world through technology, as well as sustainable and inclusive economic and governance systems. Sponsored by CFA in partnership with the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology, the virtual two-day event will include an interactive hackathon exploring tech-for-good projects. Register and learn more.
NYU Support for Teaching and Learning

From course design guidance and teaching observations to TeachTalks and workshops, CFA offers several teaching support resources for all faculty. For additional details, please visit: Support for Teaching and Learning or email
NYU Guide to Diverse Faculty Searches

Designed to support full-time faculty searches at NYU, attract diverse faculty, and ensure that all candidates are evaluated fairly, this guide is invaluable to faculty searches and department and committee hires. See NYU Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative: New Clusters Launched in What’s New for more on faculty search and hiring.
The Bookmark

Learn more about ways to use the NYU Libraries' in-building and virtual services in The Bookmark, their most recent faculty newsletter. Sign up for monthly emails to learn more about new launches, including free digital access to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and more.
Faculty Tech Guide

NYU IT’s Faculty Tech Guide website is one-stop shopping for all your technology needs. From the new learning management system (LMS) Brightspace training to Zoom instruction to video capture, you’ll find tutorials, tips, and contacts for further help.
Deep & Bio Tech @ NYU

Explore the latest startup events, funding opportunities, and the larger startup ecosystem for frontier technology, physical and life sciences, and information technology at NYU. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter and learn more from the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.
Faculty Resource Network Newsletter

Based at NYU, the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) is a consortium of over 50 colleges and universities that provides professional development opportunities. The FRN hosts symposia, seminars, and other programming for its member and affiliate institutions. Register for the FRN quarterly newsletter, and read the latest fall 2021 newsletter.
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