Faculty Handbook

The Boston University School of Public Health aspires to provide the best possible environment for its faculty to engage in their work towards the school’s core purpose: Think. Teach. Do. For the Health of All. To that end the Faculty Handbook is intended to collect in one place the policies and procedures that apply to all faculty at the School, and that shape the context in which faculty operate. The School’s work aspires to advance our core mission and to live by our core values:
SPH Mission and Values

Faculty Handbook PDF


Boston University Policies & Campus Life

  1. BU Faculty Handbook
  2. BU Faculty Resources
  3. University Holiday and Intersession Schedule
  4. Technology and Communications

The School of Public Health

  1. SPH Bylaws and Organizational Chart
  2. Strategy Map
  3. Diversity and Inclusion
  4. Overview of Administrative Functions
  5. Communications

Faculty Senate

Appointments and Promotions Guidelines

  1. Introduction
  2. Standard Faculty Categories and Ranks at SPH
  3. Criteria for Appointments and Promotions
  4. Procedures for Appointments and Promotion

Faculty Expectations & Annual Faculty Review

  1. Faculty Expectations
  2. Annual Faculty Review

Resources for Faculty Development and Advancement

  1. Faculty Mentoring Program
  2. Annual Discretionary Funds
  3. Sabbatical
  4. Pilot Award Program
  5. SPH Resources for Teaching and Advising
  6. Boston University Medical Campus Resources for Faculty Support
  7. Boston University Resources for Faculty Support

Policies and Guidance

  1. Procedures for Reviewing and Approving Major Policy and Planning Initiatives
  2. Guidance on Use of Discretionary Funds
  3. External Professional Activities
  4. Instructional Support Policy
  5. Guidelines for Faculty Leaves
  6. Faculty Grievance Policy

This Handbook is a ‘living document’ and will change and evolve over time as the school’s policies and procedures evolve. Changes to the contents of the Handbook will follow the “Procedures for Reviewing and Approving Major Policy and Planning Initiatives” described in Section VII.