New Faculty Foundations
Congratulations on your position!
If you have recently accepted an offer to join CSUN as a new professor (tenure-track & lecturers), congratulations on behalf of the Office of Faculty Development! This is an exciting moment and we can't wait to meet you. We appreciate that getting oriented to your new job doesn't happen in a single day, event or even in one semester. Our job in Faculty Development is to help you navigate this important career transition. Think of us as your New Faculty Hub. You don't have to do this process alone and we want you to have the smoothest transition possible so you can fulfill your career dreams here at CSUN.
Let's get started!
New Faculty Foundations
The four building blocks of our New Faculty Foundations programming include:
New Faculty Handbook
It takes more than coming to an orientation to get situated in your new job. This New Faculty Handbook provides critical and relevant resources related to moving to the area, being a CSUN employee and kick starting your teaching, scholarship and service at CSUN effectively. Access this information at any time.
New Faculty Orientation
Each semester we offer a formal orientation (both fall and spring) inclusive to both new tenure-track and lecturers so you have what you need before the first week of the semester. RSVP and learn about our next orientation on Wednesday January 18th, 2023 for new spring faculty hires.
New Faculty Reconnection
As a mid-point to your first year, every January we reconnect to continuing building relationships and dive deeper into more timely and nuanced topics we didn't have time for during orientation. RSVP and learn more about this event on Thursday January 19th, 2023.
New Faculty Academy
This year-long program (2022-23) provides a friendly community with monthly sessions to supplement what you need to engage in a smooth start to your new job at CSUN. Completing this program can result with a formal certificate, perfect for your first evaluation!
Meet Some of the Past Cohorts
Meeting new faculty is one the moments that bring the most joy for our team. Meet some of the faces of new faculty cohorts we had the pleasure to help onboard in past celebratory events:
2014-2015 Cohort | View our 2014 - 2015 New Faculty Yearbook (.pdf)
2013-2014 Cohort | View our 2013 - 2014 New Faculty Yearbook (.pdf)
Where is Faculty Development located?
Valera Hall 215 (formerly University Hall)
How can I contact Faculty Development?
Who are the people in Faculty Development?
FacDev Base Team