About Us

Faculty members at 2018 graduation

Building a thriving faculty community grounded in a strong commitment to inclusive excellence

The Office for Faculty Advancement provides leadership, guidance, and oversight of University-wide strategies and programs to enhance faculty excellence. We oversee faculty development programs, including programs to recruit outstanding and diverse faculty. We partner with schools, departments, and other academic programs to enhance faculty success at Duke. We work to promote a climate that values and celebrates inclusive excellence. Finally, the Office for Faculty Advancement works with the Provost, Deans, faculty, and administrative offices to ensure that high standards and fair practices are employed in faculty recruitment, appointment, promotion, and career advancement.

Our Goals and Priorities

Faculty Development

  • Serve as a resource for all faculty throughout their careers (mentorship; advancement through promotion and tenure; leadership development)

  • Develop mechanisms for faculty to achieve greater access to institutional support structures and programs

  • Assist Duke schools and units to develop, implement, and assess their faculty advancement plans

  • Develop inclusive learning programs and student mentoring practices and resources

  • Develop inclusive hiring guidelines, policies, and practices to strengthen excellence across schools and programs

Faculty Recruitment

  • Develop inclusive hiring guidelines, policies, and practices to strengthen excellence across schools and programs

Community Building

  • Initiate and support programs to foster campus-wide awareness of and commitment to faculty advancement and diversity goals

  • Provide opportunities for faculty to build networks and engage with one another to build a thriving faculty community

 

Our Initiatives

  • Faculty Engagement and Community Building

  • Strategic Hiring for Faculty Excellence

  • Visiting Scholar Initiative

  • Faculty Advancement Seed Grants

  • Leadership Development for Chairs and Unit Leaders

  • Faculty Advancement and Success (FAS) Series

  • Inclusive Learning Programs and Resources