Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty. 

In partnership with colleagues across the university, the VPF helps to develop policies and practices that attract and retain diverse, world-class scholars in all of Carnegie Mellon's fields and disciplines. The current Vice Provost for Faculty is Kathryn Roeder, who was appointed in June 2015 by Provost Farnam Jahanian.

Over time, this website will become a central repository for guidance on issues that directly affect CMU faculty, hosting resources that might be useful throughout every stage of a faculty member’s life, including orientation, leaves of absence, tenure and promotion, and retirement. We are committed to assisting CMU faculty throughout their careers and we encourage you to bring your questions and concerns to the attention of this office via our Contact Us page. 

Upcoming Events

Attend the 2018 Incoming Faculty Orientation. CMU's Incoming Faculty Orientation (IFO) is a 2-1/2 day workshop where you can meet other new faculty and explore what Carnegie Mellon has to offer. Programming includes presentations by senior University leaders, information on funding research, guidance on teaching and learning techniques, information on supporting student well-being, and opportunities for small group discussion and interactive exercises. IFO 2018 will take place in Singleton Hall, on Aug 20-Aug 22.

News and Articles

Gender Equality at Work Should Address "Thankless Tasks" for Women

Laurie WeingartLinda Babcock, and Univerisity of Pittsburgh's Lise Vesterlund research how office duties impact gender equality at work, writes Shilo Rea:

"Gender discrimination in the workplace goes beyond differences in salary. Necessary job and office duties that come with little or no thanks and have no relevance for career growth or promotions are predominately undertaken by women.Read the full article.

Multiple Steves and Pauls

At the Applied History Conference, hosted at Stanford University, attendees were concerned to find all 30 of the scheduled presenters were white men. From the Chronicle of Higher Education:

"Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, organized the conference, which he described as the first of its kind and an annual event. He said nearly one-quarter of the attendees were women, though none of them had been invited to present their research.Read the full article.

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Advancing excellence through faculty diversity.

Applications for Carnegie Mellon's PPFP are now closed. Check here for the previous round's information and instructions.

In 2017, we joined in a collaborative partnership with the University of California to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at CMU in order to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at Carnegie Mellon. We offer the potential for postdoctoral research fellowships in all fields represented at the university, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. 

Please check back soon for the announcement of CMU's first PPFP fellows.