Faculty Resources

Popular Services

Appointment and Promotion

In recognition of exceptional scholarly merit and service to the University, the Trustees appoint a limited number of senior faculty members to the grade of University Professor.

Faculty Diversity

The Office of the Provost creates programs, in collaboration with Columbia’s academic and administrative units, to promote faculty development and success.

Leave and Retirement

An overview of the policies governing terms of leave and retirement for full-time faculty

Funding Opportunities

Information on research grants and other funding opportunities

Initiatives and Committees

View a list of committees and University initiatives overseen by the Office of the Provost.

Faculty Policies

Read the latest version of the Faculty Handbook.

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

HERC offers a job search engine that centralizes job postings for faculty and staff positions at member institutions and accommodates dual-career searches.

Global Support

A central point of access for information, guidance, and resources to facilitate international activities, travel, or program administration.

Senior Officers

Guide to Best Practices in Faculty Search and Hiring

How to help your school or department lay the foundation for attracting a diverse candidate pool and successfully recruiting diverse candidates.

Guide to Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring
Provides guidance and suggestions to assist you in developing and implementing a mentoring program tailored to the needs of your faculty.
Awards and Fellowships

Links of awards and fellowship for faculty to apply.

Appointment and Promotion

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Faculty Retirement

Information about retirement planning, transitions to retirement, and a meaningful and productive post-retirement experience. 

Columbia Tenure Guidelines
An appointment to tenure is made in the University only when an individual of widely recognized excellence is found to fill a scholarly need and central to the University's purposes.

Work/Life

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a network of specialized services to cope with everyday issues such as stress or work/life balance.

School and Child Care Search Service

The School and Child Care Search Service has gathered many resources within this website to help all families who are searching for child care and schools and invite you to use these as you research options.

Faculty Recruitment & Relocation Service

Columbia offers services that help faculty through the relocation process.

Faculty Spouse/Partner Dual Career Service

Columbia offers dual career services to assist the accompanying spouses/partners of newly recruited faculty with the challenges of conducting academic and non-academic job searches in a new location.