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New Faculty Orientation

The administrative staff and faculty of Sidney Kimmel Medical College would like to welcome our new colleagues to the Thomas Jefferson University community! Various resources are available to assist in the transition to your new position.

The Office of Faculty Affairs offers the following program to familiarize you with the resources available at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the opportunities for faculty contribution to the Jefferson community.

Orientation Program

A formal orientation program is offered three times a year for new faculty. Faculty will be introduced to members of the Dean's staff and given an overview of faculty governance and the educational and research programs in operation at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. In addition, important policies and procedures relevant to faculty will be reviewed. Attendance at this program is considered mandatory for new faculty. The orientation programs for academic year 2017-2018 will be held on October 16, 2017, January 8, 2018 and May 7, 2018. For more information or to register, contact Samantha Bruno in the Office of Faculty Affairs at 215-955-5272.

New Employee Orientation

The Department of Human Resources of Thomas Jefferson University offers all new employees the opportunity to learn more about Jefferson. This program will be useful to you as a faculty member in several ways including understanding more about the roles and responsibilities of the employees you supervise.

The New Employee Orientation is designed to introduce staff to the mission, vision and values of Thomas Jefferson University, explain major policies and describe available benefits, resources and services. During the program, participants hear from senior leadership and several department representatives; learn about Thomas Jefferson University's history, organization structure and strategy, compliance, customer service, diversity and safety; and receive useful materials and information.

Scheduled orientations are held every other Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Training Room 9104 (JeffStat Department) on the 9th floor of 833 Chestnut Street. When Monday is a Jefferson holiday, the orientation is held on Tuesday of that week.

New employees receive a letter scheduling them for an orientation. 


Full-time faculty will be provided information on how to schedule a separate meeting to review the faculty benefit package. For questions related to Faculty Benefits, contact the Human Resources Service Center at 3-HRSC or (215) 503-4772.