Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs works to ensure that every faculty member at Boston University has the appropriate rank and title, and a clear path for professional development. The Office oversees management of a variety of faculty services, including review and approval of initial hires, faculty payroll and the annual merit review/salary increase process, analysis of faculty data reports, coordination of the tenure and promotion process, maintenance of the faculty data portion of the University’s mainframe system, and oversight of the affirmative action process.

Julie Sandell

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Julie Sandell is the senior officer of the University responsible to the Provost for matters involving faculty, and oversees faculty recruitment, appointment, and compensation. Learn more about the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. Learn more about the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.

Staff Contacts

Faculty Affairs


Ginny Gregory

Faculty Data Shared Services Director ginnyg@bu.edu 617-353-1935

Elaine Bidianos

Tenure and Promotion Specialist elaineb@bu.edu 617-353-1920

Paul C. Lawrence

Payroll Specialist plawrenc@bu.edu 617-353-1945

Steven M. Marois

Faculty Actions Research Specialist smarois@bu.edu 617-358-4843

Part-Time Faculty

A growing resource for our part-time faculty community and the schools and colleges in which they work. Learn more.

Faculty Salary Review Process

Instructions and forms are resources for the faculty salary review process. Learn more.

Forms Library

Forms repository to assist in the growth and support of our academic community. Learn more.


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The following templates should be followed when developing these documents. Learn more.

Faculty Handbook

A collection of policies that apply specifically to faculty members, related to their unique role(s) in the University. Learn more.

Faculty Development

BU is committed to supporting the recruitment, advancement and retention of an excellent and diverse faculty. Learn more.