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New Tenure Line Faculty Orientation

Orientation programs, held during the week before classes begin, serve as an introduction to the university for new tenure-line faculty and new term faculty. Both programs include an overview of the university and American University students as well as well as information on teaching and resources to help you get off to a successful start. The orientations are the first part of the year-long AU Entrée program for new full-time faculty.

We hope you will also consult the New Faculty Guide, which provides valuable information for your first year at AU.


Fall Semester Tenure Line Orientation will be on Monday, August 21, 2017.  8:30AM - 4:30PM | Butler Board Room

Email Office of Academic Affairs or call at 202-885-2125 for more info.

Benefits Briefings

Human Resources hold several Benefits Briefings sessions throughout July and August. New faculty will receive an e-mail invitation from the HR Faculty Support Team with detailed information on signing up to attend one of the scheduled sessions. These scheduled Benefits Briefings will give new faculty the opportunity to complete the required I-9 form, tax forms, and review the benefits available as a faculty member at American University. There also will be an opportunity for faculty to complete all of the required benefits enrollment forms and ask any questions about their employment at the university.

Please e-mail for more information about Benefits Briefing.