New Faculty Orientation

Update on plans for 2020 Orientation: 

In response to the pandemic and the need for more distance learning options, School of Medicine Academic New Faculty Orientation will be restructured this year into a series of monthly seminars held virtually. NFO will still cover key topics such as getting to know the institutional structure and history; understanding funds flow; and the appointments, promotion, and tenure process. Sessions will be 1-2 hours in length and each will be repeated twice over the course of 12 months. Exact topics and dates will be announced in summer 2020, and will be e-mailed directly to all faculty hired in the past three years. Sessions will target new faculty, but many will be open to all faculty interested in attending. Please contact with any questions.

The Office for Faculty Development hosts New Faculty Orientation once a year, typically in September/October. New Faculty Orientation is designed to give those who are relatively new to Duke an overview of research, education, and career development topics. The day also includes sessions on the appointments, promotion and tenure processes in both the basic and clinical sciences. Faculty in attendance will have a chance to meet and interact with school leaders and to learn about resources available to support their careers.

Couldn't make it to last year's orientation but still want to learn more? Below are handouts and presentations from past orientation programs.

Policies of Note

The most up-to-date information on university policies can be found through the Office of the Provost in the Faculty Handbook including:

•             Flexible Work Arrangement Policy and Form (ch. 4)

•             Leaves of Absence and Tenure Clock Relief (See page (ch. 4)

•             Policies Related to Research (Appendix P)

•             Harassment Policy (Appendix W)

Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance Policies

Office of the Provost, Policies and Resources for Faculty Use

Policy on the Appropriate Treatment of Learners

SoM Statement on Faculty Professionalism