Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

What we do

The Office of Faculty Affairs manages the University's system of tenure reviews and implements policies and processes for academic personnel (officers of instruction, officers of research, officers of the libraries and student officers).

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Academic Appointments

The Division of Academic Appointments of the Office of Faculty Affairs approves appointments and salaries of academic officers and administers the policies relating to them.

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Appointments to Tenure

Our goal is to assist faculty, departments, schools, committees and the University and make the tenure process as seamless and efficient as possible.

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The University provides full-time academic personnel with the support needed to navigate the retirement process.


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Leaves of Absence

The University offers a variety of leave options for Officers of Instruction and Officers of Research for academic enrichment and personal/family reasons.

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Data Reporting and Analysis

The office is responsible for collection and analysis of data to assess policies relating to academic personnel and to evaluate and explore issues of importance to the University's senior administration.


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Visiting Student Interns (VSIs)

Students who are enrolled in a non-Columbia University degree program and would like to visit Columbia to conduct research training with a PI will now be treated as Visiting Student Interns.

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Joint and Interdisciplinary Appointments

Best practices to help facilitate cross-disciplinary and cross-school/department/institute/center appointments and hires at Columbia, and outline best practices for potential joint and interdisciplinary hires and appointments.


Faculty Affairs

310 Low Library
535 W. 116 St., MC 4326
New York, NY 10027

(212) 854-2255

Academic Appointments

408 Low Library
535 W. 116 St., MC 4336
New York, NY 10027

(212) 854-3814

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