The University of Arkansas strives to foster a diverse, respectful environment where faculty may thrive and excel in the academic enterprise of teaching, research, and service. The Office for Faculty Affairs serves the University of Arkansas in facilitating the success of our diverse faculty by supporting pro-active recruitment, hiring, recognition, retention, and professional and leadership development of all faculty in partnership with colleges, schools, departments, and other administrative units. 


  • Belonging and Inclusivity
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Diversity, Equity, and Respect
  • Professional Growth/Development
  • Recognition of Achievements


The Office provides support in the following areas:

  • Academic HR Services
  • Awards, Recognitions, and Grants
  • Faculty grievance procedures
  • Faculty-related policies and procedures
  • Programming for Faculty Career Lifecycle:
    • Professional development: programs, workshops, and fellowships
    • Leadership programming for faculty and department chairs
    • Mentoring for tenure-track, tenured, and non-tenure track faculty

The Office for Faculty Affairs oversees programs and activities directed at all ranks of faculty, including tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty. We have programs that are relevant to every stage of the career life cycle of a faculty member from recruitment and on-boarding to promotion and/or tenure, and finally, to engaged retiree.


A number of resources are available to faculty to enhance their teaching and learning, research endeavors and other creative activity at the university.

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Professional Development

Workshops and trainings are available for faculty at each level of seniority, from assistant to full professor.

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Awards + Grants

The Office for Faculty Affairs offers numerous awards and grants to support faculty in their work.

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Explore our collection of programs for faculty, readings, videos, and community events that have been designed to support the overall health of faculty on our campus

View Wellbeing Resources