Arts & Sciences employs more than 1,000 faculty and staff, making it the university's largest group on the Danforth Campus. The office of the Dean of Faculty supports faculty and staff with long-range planning as well as day-to-day issues that arise in research, teaching, finance, administration, and recruitment.
The office of the Dean of Faculty provides guidance on personnel policies, oversees personnel procedures, and supports faculty and staff with Human Resources issues.
The recruitment and retention of an excellent faculty is a top priority for Arts & Sciences at Washington University. Fair consideration in making tenure and promotion decisions is achieved through clear, carefully followed procedures. See the tenure and promotion page for a full list of current documentation.
Arts & Sciences faculty serve on both school and University-wide committees to review issues and set policies. See a full list on our committees page.
We have gathered additional resources geared to helping you succeed in your role and at crucial phases in your career, whether you are new to campus, developing your pedagogical skills as an instructor, hoping to advance your research or stepping up as chair or director of your academic unit. For further information, please see our pages for faculty development, our guide for chairs and directors, and pages for teaching-track faculty. Please note that our work in this area is ongoing and we will be adding more information in future.