Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Lake LaSalle.

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.

Upcoming Events

Department Chair Leadership Program Workshop series.

Spring programming beginning February 17, 2022

Third Thursday of each month - 12pm - 2pm

Check back soon for more information on Spring programing


New Director of Faculty Recognition

It gives me great pleasure to announce that, as of January 5, 2022, Dr. Maria Almanza has joined the Office of Faculty Affairs as our new Director of Faculty Recognition. In support of UB’s goal to increase the number of prestigious national and international awards received by faculty, the director is responsible for working with faculty, staff and academic leaders to identify, support and manage faculty award nominations. Click here to read the full announcement.

2022 COACHE Survey at UB

2022 Faculty Survey.

In 2022, the University at Buffalo will again partner with COACHE to administer COACHE’s Faculty Career Satisfaction Survey.



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Congratulations to our 2021-2022 MAC ALDP Faculty Fellows

Martha Bohm

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Associate Professor

Department of Architecture

Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN,FIANN

Senior Associate Dean; Professor;

Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Endowed Professor;

Chair—Family, Community and Health Systems Sciences

School of Nursing

Patrick McDevitt, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of History

College of Arts and Sciences

Amy Graves Monroe, PhD


Associate Professor

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Affairs Policy Updates

March 30, 2020 Message from Provost: Teaching Evaluations

RESPONSE TO COVID-19: Faculty Resources

More Information here

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The application deadline for most awards is September 15. The next cycle of the US Scholar Awards competition for the academic year 2023-2024 will open in February 2022.