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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.

2022 New Faculty Orientation


Welcome to the University of Maryland! We are delighted that you are joining our campus community. As part of your arrival on campus, all new faculty members are invited to attend New Faculty Orientation. This program is designed to integrate you into campus culture, and provide an overview of the policies, procedures, resources, and services available to you.

  • August 15 & 18, 2022 (online) and
  • August 25, 2022 (in-person)

Learn more about Orientation and register to attend.

Alumni Association Faculty Lecture Series


During the spring semester, the Alumni Association held a virtual lecture series featuring some of UMD's most distinguished faculty members as they showcased their research and its impact on humanity. Six lectures were held between April and May 2022. Learn more about the series and view the lectures.

Sharpen My Saw Program

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Sharpen My Saw is one of the few places where the unique challenges and professional well-being of chairs are focused on in a supportive, confidential, and humane context. I learned a lot from that experience, and still reflect on it today.” - Meredith Gill, Professor & Chair Emerita, Art History & Archaeology

All faculty and academic leaders are invited to apply. Application period closes September 2, 2022.

Learn more about the program.


Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award Recipients

2022 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

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.