Becoming a faculty member at CU Boulder doesn’t just mean you are going to teach at the foothills of the Flatirons --it means you are joining a community of scholars, scientists, and artists who are educating the next generation of citizens and leaders, and fostering the spirit of discovery and innovation in pursuit of furthering the public good. We are here to help faculty envision, develop and sustain successful careers at CU Boulder, and to provide faculty with opportunities to engage with the campus community and create a sense of belonging to and ownership of the institution.

Featured Resource: Picture a Scientist (Film)

Picture A Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. 

This video is made available through CU Boulder University Libraries Collections in partnership with the Office of Faculty Affairs. Your CU Boulder IdentiKey credential is required to view the content.

Trailer: Picture a Scientist


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    Faculty Development

    As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our CU Boulder faculty, we offer a variety of programs and training to promote the professional growth, development, and advancement of faculty members, as well as opportunities to build an interdisciplinary faculty community through mentoring and networking events. See below for more information on the Faculty Development programs offered:

    • Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion (LEAP)
    • Across CU Mentoring (ACUMen)
    • Faculty Leadership Institute (FLI)
    • Retired Faculty Association (UCBRFA)
      • New Faculty Series: Thriving at CU
        A new workshop series for tenure- and instructor-track faculty who are in their first three years at CU Boulder. Meet other new faculty and to get your questions answered! Participation in at least 8 “Thriving at CU” sessions over your first three years will earn you a faculty development certificate.
      • ​New Faculty Orientation
        For our new CU Boulder faculty members, the Office of Faculty Affairs sponsors a day-long New Faculty Orientation that provides important information, assistance, and advice to get our new faculty started at CU Boulder.  This event takes place annually in the Fall semester, prior to the first week of class.
      • Fall Convocation and Awards Presentation
        At this event, the Office of Faculty Affairs celebrates the achievements of faculty members who have achieved career milestones of tenure and promotion to full professor, as well as those who have been awarded with the Provost’s Faculty Achievement Awards.
      • Comprehensive Review, Tenure and Promotion Workshops
        For our faculty undergoing comprehensive review, tenure review, and promotion to full professor, the Office of Faculty Affairs holds annual informational workshops to outline and review the campus procedures that surround these personnel changes and processes. This workshop typically takes place in the Spring semester.

    Academic Leadership Development

    Through the Academic Leaders Institute (ALI) and Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP), we develop a strategic leadership pipeline on campus by training and cultivating the knowledge, skills, and competencies faculty leaders and academic administrators need to be effective in their roles. See below for more information on the Academic Leadership Development programs offered:​

    Faculty Relations

    Faculty Relations was established in 2007 in recognition of the need to provide services to faculty members and academic administrators to help develop and maintain working relationships that are positive and productive. Services include individual consultation and coaching, mediation, facilitating group dialogues about difficult issues, restorative justice practices for faculty misconduct, and investigations of allegations of unprofessional behavior as defined in the Professional Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty Members.