The Provost’s Office
Academic Excellence Through Education, Research & Service
We partner with the campus to ensure all students succeed and thrive, faculty and staff are supported in their research and scholarship and the campus community has the support it needs as a world-class public research university.
156 Undergrad Degree Programs
237 Graduate Degree Programs
$845.9m Research Funding
#9 Top Public Schools, National Universities U.S. News & World Report
#1 Among U.S. universities in research financed by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resources to help faculty navigate the academic year.
To promote faculty growth and success as part of the university's strategic plan, Change Starts Here, our Faculty Development team provides programming throughout the year to enhance our faculty's teaching, research, mentoring, promotion and scholarship.
Electrochemistry Pioneer and Texas Science Legend Allen Bard Dies
UT Austin community is mourning the loss of Allen J. Bard, known around the world as the father of modern electrochemistry. He was 90 years old.
‘Year of AI’ Faculty Recruitment Initiative Aims to Bring More World-Class Professors to UT
The University is launching a bold new faculty recruitment program to help bring more of the world’s best and brightest AI professors to the Forty Acres. Aimed specifically at strengthening research capabilities, expertise and academic programs in AI and data analytics, the program will provide financial support for the addition of new faculty positions.
UT Designates 2024 ‘The Year of AI’
With signature events covering all aspects of artificial intelligence, new industry and government partnerships, the inaugural cohort of a first-of-its-kind online master’s degree in AI and continued research breakthroughs, The University of Texas at Austin will prioritize AI research and education in 2024.
Fostering diversity, equity and inclusivity and acknowledging the perspectives and experiences of underrepresented groups among faculty, staff and student.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)
UT Austin is an institutional member of NCFDD. UT Austin faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and administrators now have on-demand access to NCFDD's mentoring and professional development resources.
Meet the Vice Provost for Diversity
Lydia Contreras promotes diversity, equity and inclusion among faculty, and coordinates the implementation and evaluation of the Strategic Plan for Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity.
Campus Initiatives & Announcements
Fifth Annual Faculty Authors Reception
Faculty were celebrated for their published books in the previous calendar year (2023).
2023 First-Gen Week Faculty Stories
Read featured stories about First-Gen faculty longhorns in 2023.
Early Career Fellows
Thirty-nine fellows have been selected into the Provost’s Early Career Fellows program for 2023-2024.