About New Faculty Onboarding

For faculty, onboarding at UNLV is a three-step process:

As an Employee

The Office of Human Resources onboards all faculty and staff as employees to the institution. The office processes all contractual paperwork and facilitates employee benefits and payroll. The office also provides support and services to enhance your personal and professional lives.

As a Faculty Member

The Office of Faculty Affairs orients all faculty hires to UNLV’s academic units and resources, including faculty processes, policies, and services managed by the Provost’s Office. The office also introduces faculty to professional development and leadership resources as well as networking and mentoring opportunities.

As a Member of Your Unit of Hire

Your unit of hire will orient you to your role within the unit. For administrative faculty, your unit will introduce you to unit staff and share unit expectations. For academic faculty, your unit will share unit bylaws, introduce you to unit staff, and outline any disciplinary expectations.

This page provides clarity for faculty about UNLV’s onboarding processes, including the onboarding requirements at each step, the office or unit responsible, and timelines.

Prior To Your First Day

  • Complete your business processes in Workday
  • Visit the departmental/unit onboarding checklist page and work with your unit supervisor and staff to complete the listed items
  • Attend New Faculty Orientation
  • Have your headshot taken (check your email for an invitation)
  • Visit the Faculty Center website to become familiar with instructional and professional development resources
  • Visit Online Education’s website to become familiar with instructional tools and technology (if applicable)
  • Complete all business matters related to your contract
  • Confirm office/lab space (building location, lab access), keys, mailbox, phone, and all computing needs

Your First Day and Week

  • Complete your I-9 verification
  • Register for New Hire Employee Orientation
  • Purchase parking permit
  • Set your UNLV email
  • Meet with your department chair or supervisor
  • Request access to UNLV systems necessary for your position
  • Request a schedule of unit meetings (college meetings as well, if applicable)

Within Your First 30 Days

  • Obtain your RebelCard
  • Complete any required training for your position (e.g., FERPA Training)
  • Request a copy of your unit’s bylaws (if applicable)
  • Request a copy of your unit’s tenure and/or promotion standards and guidelines (if applicable)

Within Your First 6-9 Months