New Faculty

Welcome to UIC!  The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA) provides a number of resources to faculty members, from new faculty orientation and faculty services, mentoring, Mid-Probationary Review, Promotion and Tenure reviews, Mid-Career programs, as well as conducting interviews and surveys with exiting faculty. Beyond a faculty members time at UIC, the VPFA website also holds information for Emeriti Faculty and their engagement initiatives on campus. On the VPFA website, you’ll find links to valuable information like this and much more to navigate around your faculty career at UIC. For information about a variety of important faculty related policies and procedures, please refer to the VPFA’s WebGuide to Policies and Procedures, which links to a number of relevant documents. Please feel free to contact our office for any help or information you may need.

2019 New Faculty Orientation – Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Details coming soon……

2018 New Faculty Orientation

To access resources and information from the New Faculty Orientation, please download and view:

Contact for questions or concerns.

(Photo credit: Naihal Wajid)

(For archived New Faculty Orientations please see the bottom of this page)

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to welcome new faculty to UIC.  We offer a variety of training throughout the year which may be of interest to new faculty.  This includes training required for research involving human subjects and animals, responsible conduct of research, conflict of interest and more.  Complete information about education and training, both on-line and in-person, can be found on our website at

In addition to these trainings, the Office of Research Services, which handles all pre-award activities, offers open labs every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm to address any question you may have about the sponsored project process at UIC.   These sessions are fully customizable to your needs and designed to provide one-on-one assistance on a range of topics.  To RSVP for an ORS Open Lab, please visit

New faculty may also be interested in scheduling a time to meet with staff from Research Development Services (RDS).  RDS can assist new faculty in finding funding opportunities that may be of interest.  To schedule a meeting, please email

For any other questions regarding research, please visit the OVCR website at or email us at  We look forward to working with you!

Archived New Faculty Orientations

2017 New Faculty Orientation

2016 New Faculty Orientation

2015 New Faculty Orientation

2014 New Faculty Orientation

2013 New Faculty Orientation