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.


"First Year Faculty Coffee Klatch"

Please Join Us!

    Date:        February 5  (continuing first Wednesday in March, April, May)        

    Time:        8:30 - 9:30 a.m

    Location:  567 Capen Hall, North Campus

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New Faculty Academy

Spring 2020

joint introductory meeting for the full spring cohort to get to know each other and the track coordinators will be held from 10 - 11 am on Friday, January 31 in 567 Capen Hall.

More information about the Academy Fellowship as well as the curricular outlines for the spring semester can be found here.

February Department Chair Leadership Program Workshop Series


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

This session is presented by Sharon Mitchell, Senior Director of Student Wellness.  Sharon is also the President for the Association for University and College Center Directors (AUCCCD). 

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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