Faculty - Before You Arrive

In This Guide


Welcome to the Baylor family! We are excited for you to begin your new role at the University.

At Baylor, you are an important part of a world class faculty and staff dedicated to teaching and research, championship athletic programs, outstanding student involvement, and a diverse community with a strong commitment to faith. As a member of our outstanding faculty, you will play a critical role in fulfilling Baylor's mission to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service. Welcome aboard!

Continue reading below to check out important steps you need to complete in preparation for your first day!

First Steps for Faculty 

  1. Activate Bear ID.
  2. Complete New Faculty Employment Forms online in Ignite.
  3. Complete the Employment Eligibility Form (I-9) Section One prior to your first day of work. Present your original required documents from the list of acceptable documents at your virtual I-9 appointment with Baylor Human Resources.
  4. Read the Benefits Overview. During Essential BU, you will hear more about benefits and have the opportunity to ask questions. 
  5. Enroll in benefits using Baylor’s BenefitfocusTM system. If you need to make benefit elections for the 2021 year, please email askHR@baylor.edu
  6. Attend Essential BU for Faculty.
  7. Prepare to attend New Faculty Orientation hosted by the Provost's Office