For the new faculty orientation, there is a get together where they will ask every new faculty member of all departments to say a few words about him/her self.
What are the best practices regarding that? any advice/examples/templates of how to do that briefly, eloquently and professionally?
Assuming you have many departments, mostly your speech shouldn't cross 1 minute max. You should include below details. Full Name and Native Place Department, Job post ( Jr / Sr / Head etc )
Year of experience, Previous work place if any Specialization/ Research subject, Anything additional course you are taking for future, future prospects. if time permits abt family. Welcome others and happy to join the team to move further.