Our Mission

Building a strong academic community grounded in an enduring commitment to inclusive excellence is a strategic priority for Duke University and is a key goal of Duke’s Strategic Plan Duke Together: Advancing Excellence Through Community. The Office of Faculty Advancement provides leadership, guidance, and oversight of University-wide strategies and programs to enhance faculty excellence. We oversee faculty development programs, including programs to recruit outstanding and diverse faculty. We partner with schools, departments, and other academic programs to enhance faculty success at Duke. We work to promote a climate that values and celebrates inclusive excellence. Finally, the Office of Faculty Advancement works with the Provost, Deans, faculty, and administrative offices to ensure that high standards and fair practices are employed in faculty recruitment, appointment, promotion and career advancement.