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.
To help smooth the transition to UB, and to acquaint new faculty with our leadership and academic, research, and teaching support services and resources, the office of Faculty Affairs presents a New Faculty Orientation program each year. The 2019 program will take place on Monday, August 19th and Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at the University at Buffalo Center for Tomorrow on the north campus.
REGISTRATION BY INVITATION WILL OPEN IN JULY
The application deadline for most awards is August 1. The next full Core competition, for academic year 2020-2021, will open in February 2019
The 2019 UB Academy for Higher Education Leadership Summit will be held August 11-13, 2019 at the beautiful Holiday Valley Resort and Conference Center in Ellicottville, New York. Look for a spring announcement for more information regarding the 2019 summit.