New Hires

Welcome to the University of Oregon!

The Office of the Provost (OtP) welcomes new faculty to the University of Oregon.

This page serves as a clearinghouse for new faculty regarding orientation and onboarding opportunities, information, and resources as you start your career at UO. 

The 2018-19 New Faculty Orientation will be held on September 17, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. More details will be announced in the summer.

For more information email

Offices from around the university want to engage with you! Here are a few ways to hear from us.

Teaching Engagement Program
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The TEPlist e-newsletter includes original features about the UO teaching and learning culture, spotlights upcoming workshops and campus conversations about teaching, and directs readers to notable scholarly and news articles and external resources. TEPlist publishes several times a term, never more frequently than once a week, to a circulation list of over two thousand, including most of the UO instructional faculty.

Research Compliance Services Education and Outreach
Email with a request to be added to the list.

Research Compliance Services generally uses the RCS Education and Outreach list once per term to announce upcoming workshopes and office hours, and to share news, events, or developments related to their core areas of service – support for research subjects and Institutional Review Board review; training n the Responsible Conduct of Research; and compliance with the UO’s Financial Conflict of Interest policy.

Research Development Services Funding Opportunities Newsletter
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As part of the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation, Research Development Services (RDS) helps UO faculty identify external funding opportunities and develop proposals. Funding Opportunities is distributed weekly and provides a sample of announcements and solicitations that RDS staff identify as broadly interesting to the UO research community. It contains 15-20 fellowship and grant opportunities, divided by category, which are of broad interest to UO researchers and scholars.

Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
For general Division of Equity and Inclusion information or inquiries, visit the DEI website; follow DEI on Facebook or Twitter; or email

Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC)
Email to join the listserv

The Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC), a unit of the Division of Equity and Inclusion, provides faculty development and enrichment opportunities, such as Writing Circles to support faculty writing projects; development workshops; and events that foster networking and support for faculty of color, women in science, and others. If you would like to hear about these opportunities, email to join the listserv.

Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS)
Visit the CSWS website and enter your information in the “Join Our Email List” box at the top of the right-hand menu bar.

CSWS runs an email list to keep in touch with faculty, students, and staff who are interested in feminist research; building community and support for those on the margins; and furthering the discourse, debate, and conversation on feminist, anti-racist, LGBTQ-positive, anti-classist, anti-ableist issues on the University of Oregon campus. The CSWS mailing list is the best way to stay informed about CSWS events and other happenings.

UO Families Listserv
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UO Families Listserv is an opt-in email list for the UO community providing information about family-related campus and community events and programs.

There are many onboarding opportunities available to you in addition to New Faculty Orientation. New faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them at the UO.

Teaching Engagement Program
The Teaching Engagement Program (TEP) supports faculty and graduate students in their teaching roles and fosters an imaginative, resourceful, and connected teaching culture at the university. It offers an annual program of events and workshops; topical teaching cohorts; and individual, confidential consultations with any UO teacher.

Faculty Organizing for Success
Ongoing monthly

Faculty from all University of Oregon departments are eligible for this year-long mentorship and professional development program. The meetings and workshops focus on three central objectives research support and productivity; mentoring and community formation; resiliance and well-being in the academy.

Benefits Orientation
Ongoing - Required Orientation
Offered by Human Resources

Enrollment in benefits is not automatic! As a newly eligible employee (.50 fte or more), you have 30 days from your date of hire to select and enroll in the health plans. Employee Benefit Orientations are available to assist employees in selecting the most appropriate plans.

Workplace Harassment Prevention
Ongoing - Required Online Training
Offered by Human Resources

This training is provided to elevate employee awareness of what constitutes workplace harassment and how to report it at the University of Oregon.