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Our Mission

Faculty are the vital core of Tufts, from leading cutting-edge research and innovation to fostering a supportive, welcoming, and collaborative learning environment for all members of the community. The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty (OVPF) works to create a sustainable, fully integrated matrix of support for faculty career development and to promote a culture of faculty success, collaboration, and well-being across all the schools of the university.

The OVPF aims to invigorate a scholarly community where faculty can thrive in all stages of their academic and professional careers by:

  • Contributing to faculty growth through mentoring, leadership development, and professional support programming.
  • Overseeing tenure and promotion cases, and streamlining and improving processes to ensure equitable promotions across schools.  
  • Working closely with schools and units to optimize resources, opportunities, and policies to create a centralized strategy.
  • Helping faculty navigate life outside academia and promote work-life balance with robust benefits: housing, dual-career, and mental health and wellness support.   
  • Celebrating and recognizing faculty achievements. 
  • Appreciating faculty long after their time at Tufts with emeritus benefits and events.

Meet Our Team

Ryan Rideau

Assistant Provost for Faculty Development

Augusta Rohrbach

Associate Provost for Faculty Initiatives

Melissa Stevenson

Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs