Faculty

The Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs has as its mission to operationalize the Faculty Handbook’s standards and procedures for faculty-related matters, advancing academic excellence, and increasing faculty diversity. In service of that mission, the Office manages the central review of Charles River Campus faculty personnel actions such as search proposals, appointments, reappointments, tenure/promotions, merit and equity salary reviews, and retirements.

Faculty Affairs partners with administrative units, including the offices of Human Resources, Research, Institutional Research, Budget, Labor Relations, and others to 1) provide administrative guidance to Charles River Campus (CRC) academic unit leadership, 2) deliver faculty data and strategic support to the University Provost and President, and 3) ensure data integrity through centralized management of CRC faculty data.

The Associate Provost and the Office’s staff also serve on and/or oversee the following groups— the University Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (UAPT); the University Council Committee on Faculty Policies (UFFCP); the Faculty Affairs Council (FAC); the Faculty Grievance Committee; and Faculty Suspension and Termination Hearing Committees.

Faculty Resources

Boston University offers a number of resources to support faculty members. Click on the “Learn More” button to access information ranging from teaching and technology resources to the Faculty Handbook to resources for new faculty members and support services for employees and their families.

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Faculty Actions Administrators' Tools

New Faculty Orientation

A collection of resources for faculty new to BU.

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Celebrating BU’s Award-Winning Faculty; Recipients of the 2024 Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology and the University Provost’s Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award

From Dr. Kenneth Lutchen, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer ad interim and Dr. Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Each spring, we have the pleasure of honoring BU faculty whose work has been recognized through an impressive roster of national and international distinctions, as well as announcing the recipients of two […]

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Dr. Sandro Galea to Step Down as Dean of the School of Public Health; Will Join Washington University in St. Louis as Inaugural Dean of Public Health

From Dr. Kenneth Lutchen, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Karen Antman, Medical Campus Provost and Dean, Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Dr. Sandro Galea, who has served with distinction as dean of the Boston University School of Public Health (SPH) since 2015 and as Robert A. Knox Professor, has announced he […]

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Updated Procedures on Handling of Student Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Cases

From Dr. Kenneth Lutchen, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer ad interim Boston University is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all community members. As part of that commitment, the Office of the Provost reviewed how the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Equal Opportunity Policy are administered at the University to identify potential […]

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