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Appointment, Performance, and Compensation

Annual Merit Review 

Description: Faculty activity and progress on the three measures of research, teaching and service is reviewed by the member’s department chair, the vice deans, and the dean.  This review forms the basis for the department chair to provide feedback on performance, and for annual merit increases.  
Process: Each faculty member completes the Faculty Activity Report (FAR), which includes an updated CV.  Program directors also provide comments.  After review, the department chair provides feedback.
Timing: The FAR is open in the period between fall and spring semesters.  Chair feedback is provided in the late spring, when final increases are approved.
Form/Website: Faculty Activity Report 

Senior Faculty Peer Review

Description: A committee periodically reviews associate and full professors who have not been reviewed for promotion or by the Senior Faculty Peer Review Committee in the past six years.  Click here for more information

Self-Assigned Teaching Request

Description: Due to potential conflicts of interest, approval is required when faculty assign themselves an overload or executive programs course to teach. This should happen only as a last resort; every effort should be made to find another professor or an adjunct to teach.
Process: Complete online form for approval by the Vice Dean of Faculty, form is kept on file with the Office of Faculty Affairs.
Timing: Ongoing, when courses are assigned.
Form: Self-Assigned Teaching Request

Teaching Overload

Description: Faculty teaching courses above and beyond their assigned course load receive extra payment, subject to approval by the Stern Dean and NYU Provost.
Process: Before teaching an overload course, submit form for department chair approval.
Timing: On-going, when courses are assigned and normal teaching load has been completed.
Form: Teaching Overload Form

Summer Payments

Since base salary is actually payment for nine months (9/12ths of a year), this salary can be augmented by summer payments, though it is capped at 3/9ths of base pay (summing to 12/12ths of the year), including overload teaching. See Summer Payments for further information.   


For payroll processing questions, please see Stern’s Human Resources Department on the 6th floor of Tisch Hall (40 West Fourth Street).  All faculty members are paid on a monthly basis (nine-month salary paid over 12 months).   


Questions pertaining to faculty benefits should be addressed to PeopleLink at 212-992-LINK or via email at The NYU PeopleLink office is located at 105 East 17th Street, 1st floor.


Description: The award of Endowed Chairs, Research Professorships and Faculty Fellowships, together referred to as “Honorifics,” is a special privilege, not a step in the normal academic progression. The number of honorifics is limited and appointment to one recognizes exceptional achievement.
Process: Honorifics are awarded solely at the discretion of the Dean, based on consultation with a committee.
Timing: Generally in parallel with the appointment and P&T processes.
Form: Honorifics Policies and Procedures