Faculty Affairs

Philip Varghese

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

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.

campus conversation

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.


Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI)

The ELI is a 3-year pilot program to support and develop experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students at UT Austin. Led by Dr. Hillary Hart, ELI provides monetary support for faculty members to work with on-campus course designers to develop experiential learning opportunities in new or existing courses.

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 three campus child care centers with 480 spaces that serve children between six weeks to five years of age.


Open Faculty Positions

Search open faculty positions at UT Austin.