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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

Michael J. Kurtz

on December 17, 2022

Catherine Schuler

on November 07, 2022

Upcoming Workshops


Join us for our February workshops:

  • FAMILE Hiring Initiative
  • The Road to Tenure Series
  • Appointment, Promotion and Tenure
  • Faculty Forums: Academic Freedom and Free Speech & Working with Grad Students

Learn more and register to attend.

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.

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.

2023 Annual PTK Symposium


March 2-3, 2023 | Online & In-Person | Register

For the fifth year in a row, the Professional Track Faculty will host the PTK Symposium to promote community, growth and wellness. This event will include notable speakers, engaging and informative workshops and resources to share across campus. Learn more.

The 120 Initiative: How UMD Plans to Tackle Gun Violence


This past summer, UMD’s President Darryll J. Pines and Gregory Washington, president of George Mason University, launched a new research initiative targeting gun violence not only in our DC-area community, but around the United States. As the epidemic of gun violence and mass shootings continues, academia is looking for solutions to address the problem. Learn more about the initiative, future plans for implementation, and how UMD and other leaders part of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area plan to make an impact. 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