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The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity is Harvard’s central faculty affairs office. We work with colleagues in all the Schools to guide and coordinate policies and practices in all areas of faculty affairs, with the aim of increasing accountability and measurable progress in diversifying Harvard's faculty. In all our activities, we place a special emphasis on tenure track faculty and on women and minorities at all academic ranks.

FD&D oversees:

  • Initial faculty appointments, from search authorization to accepted offer
  • Faculty review, retention, and promotion
  • The quality of faculty members’ experiences at the University

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2017 Mar 06

Tenure Track Faculty Lunch @ Longwood

12:00pm to 1:30pm


Gordon Hall, Bibring Room (212), 25 Shattuck Street, Boston

The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity hosts informal lunches for tenure track faculty throughout the academic year. These lunches are designed to provide an opportunity for tenure track faculty to have an informal discussion with Senior Vice Provost Judith Singer and connect with other faculty from across the University.  

2017 Mar 22

Inside the Mysterious World of Book Publishing

12:00pm to 2:00pm


Wadsworth House, 1341 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Are you writing a book, or thinking about it? Whether it's to be a book for scholars or for general readers, a textbook or handbook, you may be uncertain about the publishing process.

Helpful Guidance for an Effective Search Process 2016

How decision-making factors may influence the selection process for faculty (transcript).
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How to Publish and Thrive in a Changing World

What do you need to know in 2015 (and 2016) to write and publish a book successfully?