Upon founding the University of Iowa in 1847, Iowa’s first legislature entrusted it with a threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service. In pursuing that mission today, the university seeks to provide opportunities for faculty to pursue their areas of interest and is committed to supporting excellence, collaboration, and sharing new ideas with the world. We firmly believe that Iowa faculty excel at educating students for success and personal fulfillment in an increasingly diverse and global environment.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost has primary responsibility for overseeing faculty and their activities. As one of our most valued resources, our office is committed to helping you realize your dreams and celebrate your successes. Follow your passion! We will do our best to help you achieve it.

In collaboration with collegiate leadership, the office allocates resources, provides faculty development opportunities, and guidance for faculty matters. Our site features many resources to allow you to excel in your role at the University of Iowa. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at faculty@uiowa.edu if we can provide any additional support or assistance.

Thank you for your commitment to excellence.

With best regards,

Lois J. Geist, M.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty

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UI Faculty Handbook and Policies

Links to teaching, research, and service resources; campus offices, services, and facilities; and cultural and recreational opportunities within the Iowa City community.

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Faculty Development

Learn about faculty development opportunities, including those geared specifically toward new and early career faculty.

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Faculty Awards

Information about the UI Faculty Development Awards Program, other awards available to UI faculty, and the Ida Beam Visiting Professorship Program.

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Teaching Resources

The University of Iowa is dedicated to creating a university experience that enriches the lives of our students by promoting excellent teaching and effective learning environments and opportunities.

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Research Resources

The Office of the Provost  encourages and supports college- and department-level efforts to recruit and retain a faculty with the strongest possible credentials in and commitments to research and scholarship as well as teaching and service. 

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Service Opportunities

We advance our mission of teaching, research, and service through dedication to the finest scholarship and creativity. It is also the university's obligation to engage all members of its community in collective reflection on their responsibilities not only to their disciplines and professions but also to the institution and to society.

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Campus Contacts and Resources

Who to contact in your college with questions related to your faculty appointment, work/life resources, and other campus resources.

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Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn more about the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus.