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The Office for Faculty hosts a New Faculty Orientation every August just prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. This event provides new faculty with valuable information, introduces them to Campus Leaders, and offers an opportunity to meet other new colleagues from across the University.
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Each Fall, the University of Utah hosts a Faculty Soiree for new faculty, so that they can meet both each other and faculty from around campus, as well as key university leaders. The pandemic temporarily paused our party, but we’re back in full force.

If you’re interested in learning more about this, please email
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In 2023-2024, the Main Campus Office for Faculty is piloting a Mentorship Program for New Faculty. Four separate “pods,” organized by broad disciplines and faculty type (i.e., tenure-line, career-line), will meet monthly with a senior faculty mentor for cohort building and to address various aspects of faculty life at the U. In addition, all four pods will meet together quarterly with key leaders from around the university to help set the new faculty up for success at Utah. The wider faculty community will also be welcome to take part in these quarterly events.

As a pilot program, space was limited and is at capacity. If you are interested in participating in this program next year—either as a mentor or as a mentee—please email us at
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This three-day retreat is an on-boarding program for new and recently hired faculty across STEM areas from both Health Sciences and Main Campus. The retreat provides:

  • Greater understanding of the academic career and the University
  • Greater sense of belonging and inclusivity
  • Greater clarity on one’s professional purpose
  • Greater focus one’s goals and taking effective action
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