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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

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series

2022 DST Lecture Series Poster

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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.

A New Appreciation for Teaching and Working on Campus


It’s a new fall semester at UMD, and by now we are used to our hybrid working conditions—splitting our time between both in-person and Zoom obligations. We wanted to hear from faculty members around campus regarding how teaching and working has changed now that we are no longer doing everything remotely. We were also interested in their thoughts on how Zoom has continued to influence their work. 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.

UMEEA Event: Preparing For and Engaging in an Intellectually Active Retirement

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December 7, 2022 | 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM | Register to Attend

Remaining intellectually active during retirement takes planning ahead of time. Learn about the retirement process and hear from a panel of active retired faculty members who will discuss how they have stayed engaged and review the kinds of support that have enabled them to carry on their intellectual work.

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