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. 

Please note that the faculty leave request forms will be closed Oct 10-Oct 22 for scheduled maintenance. If you need to submit a leave that is urgent, please work with your department or contact Faculty Leaves.

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Advancing excellence through faculty diversity.

Applications for Carnegie Mellon's PPFP are now open!

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. 

View the inaugural fellowship recipients at CMU 

News and Articles

Gender Diversity Linked to Research Diversity

"Women and girls are increasingly encouraged to pursue STEM careers, potentially leading to greater gender diversity within research organizations. While Stanford historian Londa Schiebinger sees that as a positive step, she wants those organizations to go further by also supporting the changes to research itself brought on by the greater diversity." Read the full article here.

She Persisted

Six women talk to Nature about navigating gender bias in academia. Read the full article here.