Academic Affairs

Essential Information

Welcome to the Bowdoin Faculty!

Once you’ve signed a faculty contract, you will be receiving mail and email from various offices at Bowdoin.  To keep your contact information current, please notify the Human Resources Office and your academic department coordinator with any updates or changes.

Your first responsibility is to complete employment and benefits paperwork in the Human Resources Office at the McLellan Building.  It is recommended that you make an appointment, but walk-ins are accepted.

For many initial questions, your academic department coordinator will be your first and most helpful resource.  For example, s/he can help you with office assignments, computer equipment, and book orders, and will point you in the right direction for obtaining your Employee ID, parking sticker, keys, and other essentials.  Many resources can also be found on the web.

The first day you are officially expected to be on campus is Wednesday, August 28, 2013 for the New Faculty Orientation, beginning at 8:45am in Torrey Barn at the Cram Alumni House.  The details of these and other events for new faculty may be found at the right.

At the New Faculty Orientation, you will meet members of the Dean for Academic Affairs office and of the Dean of Student Affairs office.  During the subsequent Orientation to Bowdoin’s Academic Resources, you will be introduced to the staff of the Registrar’s office, the Library, the Museum of Art, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, and Information Technology.  Before the fall semester begins, there will be opportunities for you to meet the staff of the Center for Learning and Teaching and your faculty colleagues.

Please also mark your calendar with the schedule of faculty meetings, beginning on Monday, September 9.