Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs works closely with the Executive Vice President and Provost in areas including faculty development, leadership training, promotion and tenure, executive searches and reviews, and other issues related to academic personnel and their concerns.

The Vice Provost also serves as the Provost’s contact person for the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the academic arm of the Big Ten Conference, and the University Faculty Senate in issues relating to faculty affairs, and is the liaison for the Provost and President to University deans and chancellors.

Blannie Bowen, who began serving as Penn State’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs in July 2004, retired on June 30, 2017. A comprehensive search is underway for a new Vice Provost for Faculty¬†Affairs, who will serve with this title in conjunction with the equivalent renaming of the Office effective July 1, 2017. In the interim, if you have any questions about this process or work managed in the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, please correspond by email.