For Faculty

The Office of Faculty Affairs is the administrative arm of Academic Affairs. It handles all process-oriented issues for the faculty, researchers, post-docs, and student officers. It's responsible for ensuring compliance with University Statutes and with state and federal law.

This website provides links to relevant sections from the Columbia University Faculty Handbook and other resources.

Recruitment & Appointments

Recruitment of academic personnel is now handled online through RAPS.

Tenure & Promotion

To view policies regarding tenure and promotion, please see the Faculty Handbook.
For Officers of Research
Officers of Instruction

For the newly updated Tenure Salary Policy, please click here.

Leaves of Absence

There are three types of leaves for scholarly and professional purposes: sabbaticals, research leaves with and without salary, and exemptions from teaching duties.

For more information, please visit the Columbia University Faculty Handbook.

For Officers of Research
Officers of Instruction


Faculty Affairs can serve as a resource for resolving faculty issues.  If you need assistance, please contact April Armstrong-Sturdivant or Dr. Anne L. Taylor, Vice Dean. To view the policies on grievances as stated in the Faculty Handbook, please click here for Officers of Instruction and here for Officers of Research.


Faculty must inform their department chair or dean in writing of their decision to retire. For more information on procedures, please consult the "termination" section of the Faculty Handbook. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs.  

For information on termination as an Officer of Instruction, please see the appropriate section in the Columbia University Faculty Handbook. For Officers of Research, please click here.

Office of Professional Development Calendar

The Science and Art of Confidence: What Women Need to Know

Date(s): December 03, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Location: Alumni Auditorium 650 West 168th St., First Floor

The Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty Presents A special lecture with Claire Shipman "The Science and Art of Confidence: What Women Need to Know" Thursday, December 3, 2015 4:00 pm Alumni Auditorium  more >

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