The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (FD&D) serves as Harvard University’s central faculty affairs office. Working closely with colleagues across the University, it oversees and guides institutional policies and practices in all areas of faculty affairs, providing intellectual leadership and coordination across the Schools with the twin goals of increasing accountability and fostering measurable progress in important domains. In all its activities, the FD&D office places a special emphasis on junior faculty and on women and minorities at all academic ranks.
Central to the FD&D mission is the systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of data on faculty appointments; and the development, implementation, and evaluation of University-wide programs designed to improve faculty life. Working closely with the President and Provost, the Senior Vice Provost for FD&D serves as a key adviser in the ad hoc tenure process, chairs the Provost’s Appointments Review Committee, and oversees the administration of funds designated to facilitate the appointment of outstanding scholars who increase the faculty’s diversity.
Working closely with the Schools and the President/Provost, FD&D oversees:
Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, Suite 800
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-9904 (p) | (617) 495-7694 (f)