Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

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As Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Robert Granfield is the senior executive officer responsible to the Provost for all matters pertaining to UB’s faculty. He and his staff help facilitate a culture of faculty excellence at the university in the areas of research, teaching, and service.  The primary duties of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs include coordinating the university’s promotion and tenure process; welcoming and orienting new faculty to UB; assisting deans, department chairs, and faculty with issues associated with hiring and retention; building programs to orient new department chairs and improve their management skills; facilitating the nomination process for national, internal, and SUNY awards; and partnering with the Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion to develop proactive strategies for enhancing faculty diversity.


Find out more about the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition.

The application deadline for most awards is August 1. . . The next full Core competition, for academic year 2020-2021, will open in February 2019.



Tilman Baumstark, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost


Patricia E. Kane

Assistant Vice Provost



Patti Napoli

Assistant to the Vice Provost


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