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Welcome to the Office for Faculty Advancement

Our mission is to provide support and resources for the promotion and tenure programs and process, offer faculty development opportunities, foster recognition of faculty achievements in both scholarship and teaching, partner with units to recruit, retain and support a diverse faculty, and promote leadership development of faculty into academic positions.

Faculty Handbook

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Office for Faculty Advancement

Location Detail
226 Mandrell Hall
(859) 257-7915

OFA News

Registration Open for NCFDD Faculty Success Program

OFA is happy to announce that applications for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program are now open. Deadline to get registered is March 29, 2023.

Outstanding Teaching Awardees of 2022

We congratulate our 2022 recipients of the Outstanding Teaching Award. Our Outstanding Teachers were welcomed onto the field at Kroger Stadium. Read more at UKNow

Becky Dutch - Winner of the 2022 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

UK virologist Becky Dutch has been named winner of the 2022 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for the University of Kentucky. Read more at UKNow

Why University of Kentucky and Lexington?

Resources here for why the University of Kentucky in Lexington is an ideal place for a faculty career. 

Work-Life and Well-Being

See resources from UK HR for supporting a healthy relationship between work and life outside of work. 

Promotion and Tenure Policies and Resources

Policies, resources, and information regarding the appointment, promotion, and tenure of faculty.

Faculty Leave Policies

Family Medical Leave, Parental Leave, Disability Leave, Sabbatical, and other leave types

Faculty Hiring Policies

Resources for recruiting and hiring new faculty members.