The Faculty Development and Diversity Office, led by Vice Provost Karen Cook, supports the faculty through a variety of programs and resources for new and junior faculty, and for department chairs and deans, in recruitment, retention, diversity and professional development.

Faculty Development

5/24/2012 Noah Goodman, right, and Michael Frank, both assistant professors of psychology, discuss their research at the white board that covers the wall in Goodman's office. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Stanford provides myriad resources to support the scholarly contributions, skills and professional activities of all of its faculty, with a particular focus on the development of junior faculty as scholars and scientists, teachers, mentors and leaders in their disciplines and in their communities. 

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Diversity & Community

Nominations are now closed for the President's Award for Excellence in Diversity  READ MORE

Stanford intellectual life thrives on the rich contributions of its diverse faculty to its academic community. 



Graduate students Nicolas Lee, left, and Joseph Johnson worked with assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics Sigrid Close to design a canopy which can pop out of a tiny CubeSat satellite to test collisions of micrometeoroids and satellites. Credit Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service  11/04/2010

Information about recruitment programs and resources available to departments, and guidelines on conducting searches and for the retention of faculty.

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Data & Reports


Stanford faculty more diverse today, though study finds academic environment could improve for minority professors.  READ MORE


Senate Receives Annual Report on Faculty Gains and Losses and Status of Women Faculty.

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