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New Faculty

The Office of the Provost welcomes you into our University community. We hope you'll find the resources below helpful as you get settled on campus.

New Faculty Welcome Program

The New Faculty Welcome Program is a one-day program specially designed to highlight the scholarly, teaching, and administrative resources available to help you excel in your new role. The program is organized through the Office of the Provost, and includes panels and presentations with various Northwestern administrators and faculty. The Fall 2019 New Faculty Welcome Program will take place on Thursday, September 19 in the Global Hub, White Auditorium. Please contact Joan Johnson ( if you have any questions about the program.

Getting Started: New Faculty Onboarding Checklist

Follow these steps for creating your human resources record, obtaining your WildCARD, setting up email, and enrolling in benefits. Learn more

Other Resources for New Faculty

Living and Working in Evanston, Chicago, and the Surrounding Area: New faculty can find information on housing, transportation, campus services and amenities, and making connections through organizations and networking opportunities for faculty. Learn more 

Work/Life: New faculty can find information on local childcare, early childhood education, and schools, as well as eldercare and other services. Learn more 

Office of Human Resources Relocation Website: HR provides additional information on housing and moving, schools, local cultural opportunities, and other resources. Learn more