Office for Faculty Development

Faculty Handbooks & Resources

The Office for Faculty Development provides comprehensive support for all faculty (tenure- and non-tenure-track, from beginning to emeritus) to enhance their success as teachers, scholars and members of the university and wider community.

New to UMass Boston

  • This guide for all new faculty will help orient you to campus. 
  • This handbook has links to helpful resources for all UMass Boston faculty members.

Non Tenure Track (NTT) Faculty

NTT faculty lead diverse careers at UMass Boston. Resources specific to NTT faculty can be found here.

Tenure Track Faculty

Tenure track faculty careers span from pre-tenured faculty to retired faculty. OFD provides services to tenure track faculty at all stages of their careers and collaborates with other offices and departments to provide professional development resources.

Retired Faculty

Retired faculty play an important role at UMass Boston. The Retired Faculty Leadership Council meets each semester and annually award the Endowed Faculty Career Development Award. There is an annual Retired Faculty Dinner and each semester the Retired Faculty Newsletter is published. 

Department Chairs

The Office for Faculty Development has created a Department Chair Handbook. In addition to this guidebook, OFD offers workshops and department chairs' retreats. We also support chair networking and support groups. Please contact us for more information.

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