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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 the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). Register to attend NCFDD programs, including writing challenges, webinars and core curriculum workshops.

University of Maryland Emeritus/Emerita Association (UMEEA)


Become a Member | Learn More About the Association 

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.

Fearless Unit Leadership


October 25, 2023 | 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM | Register to Attend

Fearless Unit Leadership represents a new collaboration between the Center for Leadership and Organizational Change (CLOC) and the Office of Faculty Affairs. The program prepares academic unit heads (department chairs or their equivalent) at the University of Maryland for inclusive, compassionate, and inspiring leadership. The October session will focus on APT, AEP, and setting expectations, and will provide plenty of opportunities for engagement, sharing, and the exchange of ideas. Learn more.

PTK Faculty Excellence Award Recipients


Learn more about the award and nomination process

View the list of award recipients for the Provost's Excellence Award for Professional Track Faculty.

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award Recipients


Nominations Now Open for Campus and System Awards


Upcoming Workshops


Join us for our fall workshops:

  • Faculty Awards 
  • The Road to Tenure Series
  • PTK Promotion
  • Faculty Forums

Learn more and register to attend.

Distinguished University Professor Award Recipients