Diversity at the UW

Faculty Advancement

Chadwick Allen

Chadwick Allen, Ph.D.

  • Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement


Norma E. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

  • Director, Office for Faculty Advancement



The Office for Faculty Advancement (OFA) promotes the hiring, retention, and success of a diverse and inclusive faculty at the University of Washington. Associate Vice Provost Chadwick Allen works closely with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity to implement recruitment and retention goals articulated in the university-wide Diversity Blueprint and to support recent provisions of the Faculty Code that recognize excellence in research, teaching, and service that promotes diversity and equal opportunity.

The Associate Vice Provost regularly consults with deans, department chairs and directors, and other academic leaders across the three campuses of the UW in order to disseminate best practices for conducting inclusive faculty searches and for fostering supportive collegial environments.  He is also available to consult with academic units, search committees, and individual faculty.


The Office for Faculty Advancement supports a range of major programs:

All OFA programming aims to provide campus, college, school, and unit leadership with the tools and resources necessary to enhance excellence through diversity and to build and retain a more inclusive faculty.