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
April 26, 2024
SPS Faculty Research Research Showcase
7 East 12th Street, New York, New York, 10003
April 16, 2024
NYU SPS Faculty and Staff Awards 2024
Kimmel Center for University Life

Faculty Spotlight

April 8, 2024
Terrorism and Political Violence: Mary Beth Altier on the Terrorist Stigma and Barriers to Reintegration
April 1, 2024
Upcoming NYU SPS Media Talk with Renowned Author James McBride Featured as Part of the NYU "Speakers on the Square" Program on April 17
March 29, 2024
Amy Jaffe on A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Synchronization of the Baltic States’ Electricity Networks with Continental Europe
March 28, 2024
Faculty Named as Top 30 Female Energy Market Analysts
March 15, 2024
Jennifer Trahan on Strategies to Overcome Russiaʼs Veto in the UN Security Council
March 14, 2024
Joining the MSPW Teaching Team: Introducing Sophie Plitt
April 8, 2024
Terrorism and Political Violence: Mary Beth Altier on the Terrorist Stigma and Barriers to Reintegration
April 1, 2024
Upcoming NYU SPS Media Talk with Renowned Author James McBride Featured as Part of the NYU "Speakers on the Square" Program on April 17
March 29, 2024
Amy Jaffe on A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Synchronization of the Baltic States’ Electricity Networks with Continental Europe
March 28, 2024
Faculty Named as Top 30 Female Energy Market Analysts
March 15, 2024
Jennifer Trahan on Strategies to Overcome Russiaʼs Veto in the UN Security Council
March 14, 2024
Joining the MSPW Teaching Team: Introducing Sophie Plitt

Additional Links

Open Faculty Positions

Adjunct Faculty Onboarding

Academic Leadership Directory




Faculty Directory

Nexus Teaching Resources