Office of Faculty Affairs

The SPS Office of Faculty Affairs serves as a resource to faculty and staff, ensures compliance with policies as they pertain to faculty, and supports the faculty lifecycle.

Mission

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) promotes excellence throughout all phases of the faculty lifecycle for both full-time and adjunct faculty. From initial appointments to teaching assignments to development opportunities including promotion, OFA communicates, implements, and safeguards all NYU and SPS faculty policies, procedures, and contracts. 

The Office of Faculty Affairs:

  • Manages the SPS Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Grievance policy for all full-time faculty (≅108 faculty)
  • Works with the SPS Office of Finance to assist academic units with recruiting, hiring, and reappointing SPS’s adjunct faculty (≅1,200 faculty) in accordance with Local 7902 Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • Provides resources (Brightspace sites, group and 1:1 training, faculty forum sessions) and technology solutions (Interfolio, FAS, Tableau, Salesforce CRM) to support faculty as they progress through each stage of the academic lifecycle

  • Advocates for and coordinates faculty development opportunities from research to mentoring to establishing labs, centers and institutes

  • Collaborates closely with the Learning and Teaching NEXUS to promote teaching excellence at SPS

  • Facilitates faculty governance and supports the Faculty Council by assisting with faculty meetings, committee elections, and charter and policy interpretations 

  • Consults regularly with the NYU Office of Academic Appointments and the NYU Office of Global Inclusion, as well as other NYU central offices, to strengthen and support a robustly diverse SPS faculty

Message from the Vice Dean of Faculty
Karen C. Krahulik, PhD
Vice Dean of Faculty at SPS

Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA). We support faculty throughout each phase of their professional development as teachers and professionals in their respective academic fields and industries. We do our best work collaboratively and collectively, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

In the meantime, please peruse our new website. We have created it with faculty in mind. Here you will find resources and tools to help you accomplish your goals quickly and efficiently. All faculty policies and procedures, including online orientation modules, are also embedded in OFA Brightspace sites for full-time and adjunct faculty and are available to you 24/7. We created them to support your work and career goals. Please visit them often!

Faculty Committees and Representatives

Professional Development and Research

Faculty Awards and Recognition

Learning and Teaching Nexus

Meet the Team

The  Office of Faculty Affairs is a partner and resource to faculty and staff across the school. 

Upcoming Events
February 28, 2024
SPS Research Workshop: Engaging student researchers as assistants and co-authors
Online
April 1, 2024
SPS Research Salon IV:
7 East 12th Street, New York, New York, 10003
April 26, 2024
SPS Faculty Research Research Showcase
7 East 12th Street, New York, New York, 10003

Faculty Spotlight

February 15, 2024
Global Governance in Crisis: Jennifer Trahan on the Role of UN Security Council and General Assembly in the Invasion of Ukraine
February 5, 2024
CGA Faculty Spotlight: Michael F. Oppenheimer Appointed as a Visiting Fellow at Bonn University
January 29, 2024
Addressing Cyber-Related Crimes Under the Rome Statute: CGA's Jennifer Trahan Presents at the International Criminal Court in The Hague
January 23, 2024
Transforming Menus: Michael Shank on New York City's Plant-Based Meals Initiative in Schools, Hospitals, and Jails
January 22, 2024
Raymond Smith on The Human Rights of Older Persons
January 22, 2024
Expect a Wild Ride for Energy This Year. Where It’s Headed.
February 15, 2024
Global Governance in Crisis: Jennifer Trahan on the Role of UN Security Council and General Assembly in the Invasion of Ukraine
February 5, 2024
CGA Faculty Spotlight: Michael F. Oppenheimer Appointed as a Visiting Fellow at Bonn University
January 29, 2024
Addressing Cyber-Related Crimes Under the Rome Statute: CGA's Jennifer Trahan Presents at the International Criminal Court in The Hague
January 23, 2024
Transforming Menus: Michael Shank on New York City's Plant-Based Meals Initiative in Schools, Hospitals, and Jails
January 22, 2024
Raymond Smith on The Human Rights of Older Persons
January 22, 2024
Expect a Wild Ride for Energy This Year. Where It’s Headed.

Additional Links

Open Faculty Positions

Adjunct Faculty Onboarding

Academic Leadership Directory




Faculty Directory

Nexus Teaching Resources