Faculty Career Development

New Faculty Orientation (NFO)

NFO is an all-day event designed to help full-time faculty become familiar with the university community: people, places, programs, and policies to help you get started with a new career at RIT. There will be opportunities to meet your new colleagues,  representatives of key resource offices, and university leaders.

Learn more about new faculty orientation at RIT

Faculty Success Series

Our Faculty Success Series is designed for faculty to discover resources, enhance scholarship and teaching, network and collaborate with colleagues throughout the academic year, and to continue onboarding our newest faculty cohort.

View Faculty Success Series events

Faculty Mentoring

Mentoring is an integral part of professional development for all faculty at RIT. Whether you’re new to RIT or recently tenured, all faculty members can benefit from developing and maintaining a network of mentors who can help them navigate different phases of their careers. 

Learn more about faculty mentoring at RIT

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

NCFDD provides skills and strategies intended to help RIT faculty, post docs, and graduate students thrive in academic life. They offer a variety of professional development and training opportunities, including mentoring, webinars, multi-week courses, 14-day writing challenges, private discussion forums with moderated monthly writing challenges, dissertation success curriculum and discussion forum for advanced graduate students, and priority registration for the faculty success program. RIT is an institutional member of the NCFDD, so the service is free for RIT faculty, post docs, and graduate students. 

Become a member

Academic Leadership Development

New and returning department heads have the opportunity to participate in leadership development workshops. The interactive workshops include topics such as: basic business essentials for leaders, fostering departmental culture, inclusivity and diversity awareness, emotional intelligence, writing performance reviews, and onboarding/retention to mention a few.

Department Head Series

Adjunct Faculty

As an RIT adjunct instructor, you’re not just teaching a course, you are joining RIT’s community of teaching and learning excellence. You will play a fundamental role in the lives of RIT students! RIT’s adjunct orientation programs, events, and resources will introduce you to critical information and where to find support on campus.  

More information for adjuncts


A number of resources geared toward faculty career and academic organizational development provide best practices and strategies for teaching and leading.  All faculty are encouraged to take advantage of these free resources:

The following articles/presentations have either been authored by members of the Faculty Career Development team or have been written about the work of our unit.