- Welcome to Carleton University
- Key Documents
- Information for New Academic Hires
As an academic at Carleton University, you hold various roles as an employee, a teacher, and a researcher (faculty).
Onboarding at Carleton truly begins during your interview phase as you receive important information and meet key contacts. After you sign your letter of offer, various offices will be reaching out to welcome you and offer their support. If you are new to Ottawa, we can also help with relocation and, for those new to Canada, we also provide immigration support. Ongoing onboarding activities typically take place throughout your first year of employment.
This section provides information and resources on Carleton’s Onboarding program for new Academic staff (including Faculty, Instructors, and Librarians). The overall goal of Carleton’s Onboarding program is to align new employees with the University’s culture, aspiration statements, and values. It also focuses on strengthening the new hire’s connection to the organization and its people.
The terms Orientation and Onboarding are often used interchangeably. These two terms are related, but have different meanings:
For new professional services staff, the manager and team members are largely responsible for their onboarding and integration into the unit, department, and culture. Guidance and resources for onboarding new professional services staff can be found on the New Employee Onboarding page on the Human Resources Intranet.
There are several key documents that you should review before you begin your appointment that will continue to be useful to you during your time at Carleton. Among others, these include:
- The Collective Agreement between Carleton University and the Carleton University Academic Staff Association
- Carleton University Policies
- Organizational charts for the University
- ITS and computer accounts information
- ‘Professional Expense Reimbursement’ and ‘Research Expense’ Guidelines
- Faculty Reference Guide to Financial Information Systems
- Your Unit Standards toward Tenure and Promotion
- Your formal offer of employment signed by you and the Provost
Please check with your Academic Unit for other documents that may be relevant to your role.
In collaboration with Human Resources, we have prepared information that consolidates all of the key onboarding initiatives (and their responsible offices) that a new academic staff member should participate in. It is our hope that this resource facilitates a thorough, coordinated, and cohesive onboarding experience for all new academic staff at Carleton. In doing so, this not only ensures their success, but also the success of their students, their department/academic unit, their faculty, and the university as a whole.