Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Baird Point

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.


New Faculty Orientation

August 13th and 14th

Registration opens in July


Heather M. Adsit

Staff Assistant


Tilman Baumstark, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost



Patricia E. Kane

Assistant Vice Provost


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