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Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs at the University of Maryland. The Office exists to help faculty members achieve professional excellence as we continue on our path toward becoming “equal to the best.” We seek to attract and retain top talent while supporting all aspects of the faculty experience. From recruitment through retirement and emeriti engagement, we are the source of faculty life on campus.

UMD Institutional Member of National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

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Become a member of NCFDD. Register to attend NCFDD offerings, such as writing challenge, webinar or core curriculum workshop.

In Memoriam

Catherine Schuler

on November 07, 2022

Rose-Marie Oster

on July 14, 2022

Faculty Success Data Workshops for Administrators & Staff


The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) is pleased to offer two workshops designed to assist unit heads and staff in better understanding the uses of Faculty Success beyond annual activity reporting.

Learn more and register to attend an online session:

December 15, 2022, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

January 25, 2023, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

UMEEA Event featuring Dr. Jim Gates:"What I Saw At the Equity, Excellence, and STEM Interface"

Dr. Jim Gates

January 18, 2023 | 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM | Register to Attend

The University of Maryland Emeritus/Emerita Association (UMEEA) is pleased to present a talk by Professor Jim Gates entitled: "What I Saw At the Equity, Excellence, and STEM Interface." All members of the University community are invited to attend. The presentation will be followed by a Question & Answer session with Dr. Gates.

University of Maryland Emeritus/Emerita Association (UMEEA)


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UMEEA encourages and facilitates the continued involvement of retired faculty with the university, identifies and advances the continuing intellectual interests and scholarly activities of UMEEA members, offers a range of programs on topics of interest, and more.

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series

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The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series Program recognizes successful scholar-teachers and enables them to share their achievements and expertise with the campus at large. These public presentations feature topics related to the research interests of the award recipients.

UMD Faculty Key to James Webb Space Telescope Project

Carina Nebula Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI

As the world’s largest and most powerful space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope project (JWST) made waves across the internet this past summer when its first full-color images and spectroscopic data were released from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center just up the road in Greenbelt, Maryland. UMD faculty are heavily involved in projects surrounding the JWST and its data. Learn more about their contribution. Photo: Carina Nebula; Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI. Read the Article.

OFA Forms PTK Working Group to Review PTK Faculty Matters

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The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) has constituted a PTK Faculty Working Group comprised of PTK and TTK faculty, staff and administrators on behalf of Provost Jennifer King Rice to review and assess current issues related to PTK faculty during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Click for more information on the Working Group