We recommend for your initial appointment to start as a 21 Pay. If you start on a 26 pay salary, your pay and benefits will be delayed by 1-2 weeks. Before the start of your second year, you can switch to 26 Pay, which will take effect September 1.
Please contact David Love with any extraordinary situations regarding your hiring. We want to make sure your transition is smooth and reduce stressful situations for you, your family or your colleagues coming with you from another institution. Some examples of extraordinary situations may be: you or your spouse are pregnant, you are bringing a student with you for your research, funding transfers, hiring a post-doctoral associate.
Let us know if you have not received your UB Welcome Packet. Your welcome packet is your key to accessing the university and will help you get your career started. This packet will help you learn about the services UB provides.
The Welcome Packet will include instructions on setting up your @buffalo.edu email address. While your Email Address is automatically assigned, faculty can make changes by contacting UBIT.
Once you have your UB Email, you can signup for a UBbox account. UBbox is an unlimited cloud storage space used by UB students, faculty and staff to store, share, and access documents (similar to Dropbox). This is often useful for those who need help with data transfer.
Working at UB offers world-class benefits that exceed salary alone, such as health and retirement plans.
You will have the option to join the union. Either way, 1% of your pay will go towards the Union. You can contact your Union Rep for more information.
Monthly timesheets are processed through the SUNY Portal. At the beginning of each month you will need to login and log any sick time that you have used the previous month and submit it to the department chair.
Human Resources will be extending an invitation to a mandatory benefits orientation. This is your opportunity to consult with staff about your benefit options before making your initial selections. Be prepared to choose your health and retirement plans.
The holiday calendar includes the holidays officially observed by all UB employees (paid by the state, Research Foundation or UB Foundation).
UB has contracts with major computer companies that help ensure an easy purchase experience and quick service if there is ever a machine problem. Computer purchases will be charged to Start-Up Funds. You will create an e-Req to send to Kelsey Trautwein.
Science & Engineering Node Services (SENS) is a full-service, customer-oriented support organization at the University at Buffalo that provides computer and technical support and assistance. SENS should be your first point of contact, and they will redirect to UBIT if ncesssary.
Contact SENS: email@example.com
You will be given an office phone with your name programmed into the directory. UBIT can provide information on setting up your voicemail and using your phone.
Stephen Hart can provide Keys for Faculty and Student use by request.
UB Card Access
You will be given access to MAE spaces that require swipe card access through your UB ID card. Spaces include Bell 340C, Bell 211, Bell Kitchenette, Jarvis Copy Room, Furnas 206.
MAE follows SEAS design standards and uses approved manufacturers for all furniture orders. Stephen Hart can assist you with this process.
MAE has 2 printing locations: 211 Bell Hall & 331 Jarvis Hall. To install these on your computer, follow these instructions:
Users should delete the old printers after adding the new ones to avoid confusion when printing.
Printer directions to add/configure the MAE Toshiba Printer(s) on Windows Systems:
Connecting to a specific printer from Windows 7:
1. Click in the empty search box next to the start button and type in one of the following paths:
2. Press the “Enter” key
Connecting to a specific printer from Windows 10:
1. Click on “Start” and in the empty search box type in one of the following paths:
2. Press the “Enter” key.
If prompted for credentials you need to enter the following:
Once completed the printer should install the driver and configure itself. You can now see it in your printer list and the queue should automatically open on the machine.
Printer directions to add/configure the MAE Toshiba Printer(s) on Mac Systems:
To Download the Driver:
To Add the Printer to OS X 10.9+:
During your move, it is extremely important that you get and keep receipts for every purchase, including fuel and tolls, for any expense that you incur. Note that meal purchases cannot be reimbursed. When you arrive, you will give all of these receipts to Marty Fye. Reimbursement processing generally takes up to 6 weeks.
Start Up purchases are documented and tracked through Kelsey Trautwein. Balance inquiries and general questions pertaining to Start Up funds can be directed to her.
Kemper Lewis - Department Chair
John Crassidis - Associate Chair
David Salac - Graduate Studies Director
Matthew Ringuette - Undergraduate Studies Director, Aerospace Engineering
Robert Wetherhold - Undergraduate Studies Director, Mechanical Engineering
David Love - Assistant to the Chair; Chief of Staff, Administer Department Advisory Board
Michael Bellotti - Research Administrator
Marty Fye - Faculty Affairs; Faculty Candidate Recruitment, (Re) Appointments, Dossiers, Moving Reimbursements
Stephen Hart - Facilities Coordinator; MAE Facilities Oversight, Key Access, Office Furniture Ordering
Margie Hewlett - Senior Staff Assistant; RF Appointments, eReqs/IDI’s, Travel Reimbursements, Scholarship Administrator
Rosemary Lombardo - Graduate Coordinator; Graduate Admissions Support, Student Appointments, Graduate Milestone guidance
Kelsey Trautwein - Undergraduate Coordinator; Undergraduate Advising, Department Scheduler, Communications
Bell 340C - Lecture Classroom. Capacity: 20
Furnas 206 - Seminar Room. Capacity: 50 (Shared space with Chemical and Biological Engineering.)
Furnas 621 - Materials Lab used primarily for MAE 385. Capacity: 20
Furnas 810 - Systems Lab used primarily for MAE 334. Capacity: 20
Furnas 1019 - Computer Lab used primarily for MAE 376/377. Capacity: 30
Jarvis 216 - Wind Tunnel Lab used primarily for MAE 338/339. Capacity: 28
Jarvis 321 - Conference Room. Seats 10
Furnas 603 - Conference Room. Seats 10
Furnas 1014 - Conference Room. Seats 10
Bell 251 - Conference Room. Seats 8 (No closed door meetings, unless Brittany is in the meeting or not in her office.)