Carnegie Mellon University

Resources for New Faculty

Welcome to the Dietrich College at Carnegie Mellon University! We are delighted that you are joining our university community.

We are committed to creating the best possible environment for you to inspire students through teaching, achieve your scholarship goals, and to serve your discipline, our campus, and global communities.

Dietrich College Incoming Faculty Orientation

August 21, 2024, from 12:00pm-4:30pm in-person in Posner Hall - Grand Room 340

The Dietrich College Incoming Faculty Orientation is a one-day event intended to help strengthen connections with the college community by meeting faculty from other departments during our welcome lunch. It is also an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of resources within the college during our afternoon sessions.

Orientation RSVP

Orientation Resources and Materials

12:00 PM–1:30 PM       Dean’s Welcome Lunch

Welcome by Richard Scheines, Bess Family Dean
Department heads and faculty introductions

1:30 PM–1:35 PM         Introduction and Orientation Overview

Jeria Quesenberry, associate dean of faculty

1:35 PM–2:00 PM         Dietrich College Office of Undergraduate Studies

Sharon Carver, associate dean for educational affairs
Jay Devine, associate dean for undergraduate studies
Kelli Maxwell, associate dean of student success

2:00 PM–2:45 PM         Dietrich College Programs

Julie Downs, associate dean of research
Ayana Ledford, associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion
Liz Cooper, associate dean for advancement
Abby Simmons, associate dean of communications
Vincent Sha, associate dean of IT and operations

2:45 PM–3:00 PM          Break

3:00 PM–3:30 PM          Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression

Richard Scheines, Bess Family Dean

3:30 PM–4:30 PM          Dietrich College Promotion and Tenure Process

Richard Scheines, Bess Family Dean
Special track faculty including post docs are welcome to join

As part of your arrival on campus, all new faculty members are invited to attend the CMU Incoming Faculty Orientation which will be held in-person from August 19-20, 2024.

New Faculty Resources

The Carnegie Mellon Vice Provost for Faculty website is a great resource for faculty at all stages in their careers. The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence website is a great resource for teaching support.