Office for Faculty Advancement

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Building a Thriving Faculty Community Grounded in Inclusive Excellence

The Office for Faculty Advancement (OFA) provides leadership, guidance and oversight of university-wide strategies and programs to support faculty excellence and promote an equitable and inclusive academic environment. We oversee faculty development programs and partner with Duke schools, departments and other academic units to advance faculty careers and enhance faculty success at Duke. We work to recruit, retain and celebrate outstanding and diverse faculty and strive to promote an enriching learning and research environment that adheres to high standards of collegiality, respect and integrity.

See our annual report and our plans and priorities for fostering an anti-racist academic community and promoting inclusive excellence.

Advancing Inclusive Excellence

Strengthening excellence across schools and programs through rigorous and inclusive hiring guidelines, policies and practices

Faculty Advancement and Success

Serving as a resource for all faculty to ensure long-term career success through partnerships with academic units and specialized development programs

Climate, Culture and Community

Fostering campus-wide awareness and commitment to faculty advancement and diversity goals through program initiation and support