Center for Faculty Advancement

The Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA) is devoted to faculty support and dev­elop­ment—from recruit­ment to career ad­vance­ment—through­out the faculty life cycle.

Our goal is to foster both individual scholars and the academic community at large by enhancing research and teaching excellence within NYU, and promoting public engagement with the world outside of NYU.

Our programs and resources prepare faculty to:

  • Meet key career milestones such as tenure, promotion, contract renewal, and other scholarly and professional aspirations.
  • Advance student learning and engagement.
  • Develop faculty academic leadership capacity.
  • Facilitate faculty opportunities to engage with and positively impact diverse communities within and outside the academy.

Early Career
Faculty Institute

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The ECFI supports newly appointed tenure-track and continuing-contract faculty with mentoring programs to foster academic advancement and success.

Faculty Initiative

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The MCFI provides support to Associate Professors with at least seven years’ tenure who are ready to take the next step in their careers and advance to Full Professor.

Faculty Resource

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The FRN sponsors professional development programs for faculty and administrators from a nationwide network of over 50 colleges and universities.

Alliance for Public
Interest Technology

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NYU Alliance is a multidisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and partners committed to Public Interest Technology in society.

Thinking of using VR in a course?

CFA’s iTLAB helps faculty explore the educational potential of immersive technologies like virtual and augmented reality.

NYUAD CFA: The NYUAD Center for Faculty Advancement

Like the New York–based CFA, NYUAD’s Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA/صفا) in Abu Dhabi is a vibrant hub of resources for developing faculty potential and empowering faculty excellence as scholars, leaders, and educators.

Upcoming Events

AUGUST 23, 2024 (application deadline extended)

FRN Leadership Initiative

Held online in Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 (6 sessions each), Fridays 9:00–10:30am ET.