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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 (for new full-time tenure track and full-time clinical faculty)

Center for Tomorrow

August 21st and August 22nd, 2017

Registration is now open.


2017 UB Academy for Higher Education Leadership

Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment

We will be holding our retreat next year at the same location in August


Heather M. Adsit

Staff Assistant


Tilman Baumstark, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost



Patricia E. Kane

Assistant Vice Provost


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