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.


New Faculty Professional Development Brown Bag Workshop

Going Online for Teaching

Speakers: Christine Kroll, Assistant Vice Provost and Director, Center for Educational Innovation (CEI)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 in 531 Capen Hall (North Campus)

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Department Chair Workshop 2019-2020

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Integrating Non-tenure Track Faculty into your Department

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in 567 Capen Hall (North Campus)

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Congratulations to our 2020 MAC (ALDP) Fellows

Francine Battaglia, Ph.D

Acting Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Director, Computational Research for Energy Systems and Transport (CREST) Laboratory

Anne Burnidge

Associate Professor, Department of Theater and Dance

Incoming Department Chair, Founding Director of MFA Dance Program

David Hostler, Ph.D., FACSM, CSC

Professor and Chair

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

School of Public Health and Health Professions

William A. Prescott Jr., PharmD

Interim Department Chair, Clinical Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

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 University at Buffalo has joined with other colleges and universities in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) to participate in the Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP). The mission of the MAC ALDP is to identify, develop, prepare and advance faculty as academic leaders in the Mid-American Conference universities. The Program provides an opportunity for University faculty to gain valuable knowledge and experience in academic leadership by working closely with select administrators from other colleges and universities in the MAC.