Faculty Advancement

Norma E. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

  • Director, Office for Faculty Advancement

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206-543-9833

Maria Santillan

  • Student Assistant, Office for Faculty Advancement &
    Diversity Research Institute

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Graciela Nuñez

  • Student Assistant, Office for Faculty Advancement &
    Diversity Research Institute

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Mission

The primary mission of the Office for Faculty Advancement (OFA) is to ensure that the UW recruits, promotes and retains an excellent and diverse faculty through both individual faculty cases and institutional policy issues. In addition, OFA works across the three UW campuses to disseminate best practices for conducting inclusive searches and fostering collegial environments.

The Office of Faculty Advancement supports faculty research through the Diversity Research Institute (DRI). By working closely with departments and research centers on campus, the DRI aims to develop a community of scholars whose research focuses on diversity, social justice, and institutional transformation. The DRI hosts invited lecture series and other related events.

Spotlight on Faculty Advancement

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The University of Washington has established an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) for 2014-15. NCFDD offers an external mentoring community program designed to support the success of all UW faculty, post-docs, and advanced graduate students at the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses. NCFDD services are designed to increase productivity through workshops and multi-week courses that offer professional development support. The UW’s institutional membership is managed by the Office for Faculty Advancement. UW faculty, post-docs, and advanced graduate students are encouraged to activate their UW membership accounts and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

 
2014-15 Faculty Recruitment Initiative

The Office of the Provost has allocated funds for the 2014-2015 Faculty Recruitment Initiative. Funds will be dedicated to recruitment of junior and senior faculty in all three campuses whose research, teaching, practice, and community service agendas address historical, methodological and applied concerns/issues relating to underrepresented and/or underserved communities. Support requests should be directed to Norma Rodriguez, Director, Office for Faculty Advancement at normar@uw.edu or 206.543.9833.

Greater Washington State Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (GWS HERC)

The University of Washington is at the forefront of a new collaborative effort to help institutions recruit diverse faculty and staff and assist dual-career couples seeking employment throughout the state. The UW, along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, launched the Greater Washington State Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (GWS HERC) in October 2013. The GWS HERC provides resources to employers seeking talented and diverse employees and assists jobseekers looking for work, including couples seeking employment in similar locations. The UW Office for Faculty Advancement manages the consortium.

Amendments to the UW Faculty Code, 2012

The University of Washington has been praised for changing its Faculty Code. The Code now focuses not on faculty background, but on their work, which can be performed by any faculty member regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. With the responsibility for developing strategies and policies with the Provost, Vice Provosts, Deans, and Department Chairs to recruit, promote, and retain faculty at the UW. Former Associate Vice Provost Luis Fraga was instrumental in guiding a process that other research universities should emulate in recognizing the intellectual value of diversity and inclusion.

 

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