New Faculty Scholars

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The New Faculty Scholars (NFS) program integrates several professional development opportunities to enhance new faculty success by increasing their knowledge of Auburn’s institutional culture and supporting interdisciplinary mentoring and informal networking opportunities.

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Tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, and lecturers within the first two years of their employment at Auburn University are invited to apply. Colleagues accepted into the program have secured department chair approval and commit to 3-4 hours per month participating in activities and network opportunities designed to maximize new faculty success.

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Fall 2021 Meetings:
September 2: 11 – 12:15 p.m. – Kick off Lunch
September 30: 11 – 12:15 p.m – Lunch and Learn 2
October 28: 11 – 12:15 p.m – Lunch and Learn 3
December 2: 11 – 12:15 p.m – Lunch and Learn 4

Spring 2022 Meetings:
January 27: 11 – 12:15 p.m – Lunch and Learn 5
February 24: 11 – 12:15 p.m – Lunch and Learn 6
March 9 – 11: Special Event: SRFIDC Conference 2022, hosted @ Auburn
March 24: 11 – 12:15 p.m – Lunch and Learn 7
April 28: 11 – 12:15 p.m – End of Year Celebration Lunch @ AUHCC


The New Faculty Scholars program is one of the longest running and most successful professional development programs on campus. NFS prepares faculty for immediate and long term success at Auburn by orchestrating learning opportunities and collaborations with inter- and intra-disciplinary colleagues, tenured and early career faculty, and key administrators in OVPR, OID, Undergraduate Research, and the Provost’s Office. Faculty who participate in the program rate it highly, citing that it improves their preparedness and success in future leadership roles within their department and the wider academic community. In addition to attending monthly lunch and learns with the full group, NFS faculty also take part in small cohort Colleague Circles led by a pair of faculty mentors.

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Applications for AY 21-22 cohort due by August 25. Apply here: New Faculty Scholars AY 21-22 Application


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To view previous NFS cohorts, please visit the NFS cohort archive page.

Last modified: June 18, 2021