New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to The Ohio State University

Dear Colleagues:

You accepted our offer to join our faculty and, on behalf of our academic community, we look forward to a robust, mutually advantageous partnership with you.

To begin this partnership, New Faculty Orientation provides a big-picture view of the university’s principled and philosophical approaches and policies to support you as a faculty member.  You will also learn about promotion and tenure, our First 90 Days Checklist, and our benefits.

As you settle into your academic career at Ohio State, we are committed to creating the best possible environment for you to conduct your research, to hone your teaching skills, to bring your ideas and expertise to our shared-governance system, and to serve your discipline and our global community.

We developed a website that will be a great resource for you, especially during your first year.  In addition to New Faculty Orientation materials, we included a New Faculty Toolkit and helpful information about Columbus at  Also, bookmark the Office of Academic Affairs homepage for frequent news and other updates at:

Welcome to Ohio State! 


Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost