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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 opens July 19, 2017


2017 COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey
2017 coach survey

A national, research-based survey designed for all full-time faculty at UB.

We are pleased to inform you that UB will once again be participating in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) survey of faculty career satisfaction. This national research survey, operated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and specifically designed for full-time faculty, assesses faculty views on an important range of university policies, practices, and working conditions, in order to provide our institution with valuable feedback and benchmarking data. 


Heather M. Adsit

Staff Assistant


Tilman Baumstark, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost



Patricia E. Kane

Assistant Vice Provost


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