Onboarding and Orientation

Welcome to the University of Miami

As a new faculty member, you are now a member of a vibrant and diverse academic, research, and clinical community that is dedicated to transforming the lives of our students, patients, faculty, and staff. We strive to provide a fulfilling experience where you can find challenging and rewarding opportunities, competitive total rewards, and an environment that recognizes and values employees.

The onboarding steps below apply to new faculty on the Coral Gables and RSMAS campuses. The bottom of this page includes links for where new faculty of the Medical campus can locate onboarding and orientation information. In addition to the onboarding steps outlined here, each school and college, and/or department, may provide additional onboarding and orientation support and events for their new faculty.

Workday Onboarding

Complete your Onboarding through Workday, that is due on or before your hire date as stated in your offer letter. You will have pending items in your Inbox for completion. If you have difficulty locating your login information (Cane ID & temporary password), reach out to UMIT.

Workday Onboarding Tip Sheet Workday Website UMIT Website

Employment Authorization

Part I of the Form I-9 must be completed in Workday on or before your first day of employment. Part II of the Form I-9 requires that you bring original, unexpired employment authorization documents to the Office of Faculty Affairs (M-F 9am-5pm) no later than the third business day following your first day of employment. Please refer to the list of Acceptable I-9 Documents below.


Acceptable I-9 Documents List Office of Faculty Affairs Location

Transcript Submission

Your official transcript showing your terminal/highest degree conferred should be sent tofacultyaffairs@miami.edu. Electronic copies preferred, but mail-in also accepted. 
Contact Office of Faculty Affairs

Vaccination Records

You will be required to have a Flu and COVID-19 Vaccination Record (or request an exemption) prior to your hire date. If you have issues with the upload of the vaccination card(s), contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and we can do it on your behalf.
Vaccine Compliance Process Contact Office of Faculty Affairs

I Am the U Orientation

All new full-time faculty are required to attend the I Am the U Orientation on or before their first day of employment. Orientations are held every Monday each week from 9-10:30 am. You will work with the Office of Faculty Affairs to schedule the date that works for you.
I Am the U Orientation Info Page Contact Office of Faculty Affairs

Parking Permit

To review transportation options and make selections, please visit Parking & Transportation. Part-time faculty are eligible for reduced rates on parking permits, but should contact the Parking office to determine their best option. Faculty may reserve a parking permit by contacting the Office of Faculty Affairs prior to their hire date.

Parking and Transportation Contact Office of Faculty Affairs

Research Onboarding

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship has The Research Navigator program to provide enhanced support to streamline the onboarding of new faculty.
The Research Navigator

Library Essentials

The University of Miami Libraries provide faculty with the highest quality access to collections, information services, learning support, and digital expertise in support of the University’s mission to transform lives. The Libraries welcome and incorporate advances and innovations in information technology and scholarly communication to ensure that faculty members can locate and use global information resources in all formats.
Library Essentials

FAQs and Helpful Links

Free NCFDD Membership

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. The University of Miami's institutional membership provides all faculty with free access to the NCFDD’s member resources. Sign-up is not a requirement of onboarding, but it is encouraged.

NCFDD Membership Sign-Up

Medical Faculty Onboarding & Orientation

Clinical Faculty should contact the Office of Physician & Provider Recruitment.

Research & Education Faculty should contact the Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development