New Faculty Orientation

The School of Medicine Office for Faculty is pleased to announce the start of the 2021-2022 cycle of the School of Medicine Academic New Faculty Orientation (NFO) series. Starting a new faculty appointment is an exciting and challenging opportunity, and whether you joined Duke this month or last year, the School of Medicine Office for Faculty wants to make sure you have the tools and support to hit the ground running and to navigate your career here.


Academic New Faculty Orientation will address the following topics:

  • Welcome and Institutional Overview
  • Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure (separate sessions for basic and clinical departments)
  • The History of Duke Hospital and Durham
  • Expectations and resources for faculty professionalism
  • Supporting an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Resources to help you navigate your career


2021-2022 academic year dates have all passed. Please check back here for 2022-2023 dates. 

All SOM faculty are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions within their first three years on faculty. While content specifically targets faculty hired in the past several years, all are welcome and many of the topics addressed are applicable to faculty regardless of career stage.

We know you’re busy. This monthly series is held virtually to make it easier for you to attend. Individual calendar invites with Zoom links will be sent post-registration

These sessions complement existing PDC and departmental onboarding efforts. Faculty with clinical appointments should continue to work with their PDC Integration Coordinator on clinical onboarding activities. Faculty conducting research should also connect with the Duke Office of Research Initiatives to schedule a 1:1 researcher onboarding session.

Questions can be sent to Kyle Nunn in the School of Medicine Office for Faculty at

Click here to register for seminar dates.

Many sessions are recorded and may be repeated at a future date