Faculty Affairs

Philip Varghese

Philip Varghese, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Photo Credit: Flickr - UT Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Recent Faculty News

Randolph Bias Appointed Interim Dean of School of Information

June 1, 2017: His appointment begins September 1, 2017.

Sherry Field Appointed Interim Dean of College of Education

May 31, 2017: Her appointment begins January 1, 2018.

The 2017 Inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers Named

May 23, 2017: The six inductees were selected through a rigorous evaluation process by a committee comprised of faculty members who are current members of the Academy, faculty members who are not in the Academy, students, and university administrators.

Building an Exceptional Team of Scholars

The mission of Faculty Affairs is to help units across the campus attract and retain excellent faculty by championing diversity and equity efforts and providing opportunities for faculty development. We seek to ensure fairness in the implementation of university policies and practices and strive for an inclusive climate of advancement and growth for all faculty.

life and work

Life & Work

UT Austin is committed to creating a supportive and productive workplace that allows our faculty opportunities to maintain a healthy balance between their professional and personal lives.

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Development, Diversity & Equity

UT Austin accomplishes its mission, in part, by attracting and retaining excellent faculty, championing diversity and equity efforts and providing opportunities for faculty development.

Additional Resources

Seema Agarwala

Promotion & Tenure

The promotion and tenure process provides a thorough and objective review of the substance and merits of each faculty member’s case following customary methods.

OpEd project

The OpEd Project

The OpEd Project - Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program works to dramatically increase the influence of women and minority faculty thought leaders, and to ensure their ideas shape the important conversations of our age.


Child Care

The university has two campus child care centers with 374 spaces that serve children between 6 weeks to 5 years of age.


Open Faculty Positions

Search open faculty positions at UT Austin.