Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

North campus academic spine viewed from lake.

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 Inclusive Excellence to develop proactive strategies for enhancing faculty diversity.


Non-Tenure Track Faculty Advisory Council

Non-tenure track faculty in qualified ranks at UB play vital roles in support of the university’s mission as clinical, research, and teaching faculty. To provide important input to the focus and efforts of the Office of Faculty Affairs in supporting faculty engagement, professional development, and faculty success, the vice provost has convened an Advisory Council consisting of non-tenure track faculty representing different schools across UB.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The application deadline for most awards is September 15. The annual cycle of the US Scholar Awards competition for each academic year opens in February.


2022 COACHE Survey at UB

Faculty Satisfaction Survey
  • For 2022-24, the University at Buffalo has again partnered with Harvard-led COACHE to administer their Faculty Career Satisfaction Survey.
  • Survey data were collected by COACHE from February 8 to April 11, 2022
  • A summary report with survey results will be delivered back to UB late July, 2022
  • To learn more, visit UB's COACHE web pages at