Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Building a Thriving Faculty Community Grounded in Inclusive Excellence

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement (OVPFA) provides leadership, guidance, and oversight of University-wide strategies and programs to support faculty excellence. We oversee faculty development programs and partner with Duke schools, departments, and other academic programs to advance faculty careers and enhance faculty success at Duke. We work to recruit outstanding and diverse faculty and strive to promote a rigorous and enriching learning and research environment that adheres to high standards of collegiality, respect and integrity.

Faculty Recruitment

Strengthening Excellence Across Schools and Programs Through Rigorous and Inclusive Hiring Guidelines, Policies, and Practices
  • Strategic Hiring for Faculty Excellence (SHFE) Initiative
  • Inclusive Faculty Searches Workshops

Faculty Development

Serving as a Resource for All Faculty to Ensure Long-Term Career Success Through Partnerships With Academic Units and Specialized Development Programs
  • Faculty Advancement Seed Grants Initiative
  • Faculty Awards and Recognition
  • Faculty Advancement and Success (FAS) Workshop Series
  • Leading an Academic Unit at Duke (LAUD) Workshop Series
  • New Faculty Orientation (NFO)
  • Newly Tenured Faculty Celebration and Leadership Retreat
  • NSF Faculty Springboard Retreat and Luncheon
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Institutional Memberships
  • NCFDD Faculty Success Matching Program
  • OVPFA Advisory Groups

Community Values

Fostering Campus-Wide Awareness and Commitment to Faculty Advancement and Diversity Goals Through Program Initiation and Support
  • Climate & Culture at Duke Initiative
  • Affinity Groups and Networks