What we do
As one of the leading public flagship research universities in the world, the mission of the Faculty Affairs team is to recruit, retain and support an extraordinary faculty community. We help colleges and schools across campus find incredible thinkers, educators and researchers and support every part of their professional journey at this university.
Faculty are innovating and creating new knowledge while preparing our students to be tomorrow’s problem solvers and leaders. Hiring and retaining researchers and educators of the highest distinction is critical to the university’s mission and a top priority for our team.
We do this by building resources and programs that support career development, enhance instruction abilities, promote scholarship and research, and provide opportunities for mentorship and collaboration.
Equity is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to recruiting faculty members from diverse populations and strive for an inclusive climate of advancement and growth for all faculty.We also manage work and life policies, promotion and tenure, and spearhead an anonymous campus wide faculty job satisfaction survey to capture data that helps develop and revise policies and programs as needed.
For information on hiring, faculty policies, and more, check out our resource page.
Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative
This initiative extends collaborative research and scholarship by authorizing new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments.Learn More
Provost’s Faculty Leadership Fellows
The inaugural cohort of this program will collaborate with members of the Provost’s team to lead specific, essential campus-wide projects.Learn More
Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of Texas at Austin
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Austin, Texas 78712-1701
Faculty Affairs Update - 9.16
Important faculty updates related to COVID-19 and other resources for the fall 2020 semester.
New Syllabi Requirements — Public Access to Course Information
Due to COVID-19 and its attendant challenges, we have a number of special requests relating to your Fall 2020 syllabus.
Online Instruction Workshops to prepare for the fall semester
To help support faculty members’ development in the area of online instruction, we are offering a four-week series of online instruction workshops.