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Faculty Development

UR Year One
The Office of the Provost offers a year-long program of workshops, seminars, and social events designed to reinforce the support new faculty receive from their academic departments. Through these activities we aim to increase knowledge and foster the alliances that can fuel career progress. We extend a warm and welcoming invitation to all to join us throughout their first year.

Other Resources for New and Prospective Faculty

University Faculty Handbook
This handbook sets forth policies, procedures, and information that, by common consent, are those governing the University faculty as a whole.

Affinity and Networking Groups
From the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity; groups with shared backgrounds and interests; open to all University of Rochester faculty, administrators, staff, and retirees

Dual Career Assistance
From the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity; offers access to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists in finding effective ways to assist the spouses and partners of faculty and staff to secure area employment

Relocation Services
From the Office of Human Resources; links to Rochester neighborhoods and Monroe County communities, apartment locators, area realtors and the University moving allowance policy

Furth Fund

The Valerie and Frank Furth Fund provides awards to help foster the development of promising scientists in the natural and biological sciences. The Fund was created to provide early career scientists with $10,000 in research funds. These funds are used to promote the research activities of the faculty member, which may include the purchase of new equipment or support for graduate students or postdocs.

Bridging Fellowships

The Bridging Fellowship program is a University-wide effort to support members of the University faculties in interdisciplinary study. Specifically, the program releases members from departmental obligations for one semester to allow them to move to another part of the University for the purpose of learning aspects of another discipline. The distinctive feature of Bridging Fellowships is that they are for study in an area that is peripheral to the fellow’s central professional concern, and they permit the acquisition of knowledge and methods in a different field. These fellowships are thus distinct from academic leaves, and holding a Bridging Fellowship does not affect subsequent consideration for such leaves.

Faculty Senior Associates Program

The University's Faculty Senior Associates Program is a program which enables an individual to leave the full-time faculty in advance of the normal retirement age. The Program is based on the termination of the tenure contract rather than on retirement itself and is, therefore, available only to full-time, tenured faculty members.