Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, in the division of Academic Affairs. The office has oversight of all faculty-related functions of Academic Affairs, including faculty hiring, retention, tenure, and promotion evaluation, sabbatical leaves and other professional leaves, and the Faculty Early Retirement and Pre-Retirement Reduction in Time Base Programs, as well as overseeing Labor Relations and grievance procedures for faculty employee bargaining units.
It is our goal to administer academic employment processes effectively and efficiently and to serve as a resource for faculty from hire to retire. We offer guidance, consultation, instrumental support for the implementation of University and Academic Senate Policies.


Leave with Pay Applications for 2020 - 2021 Academic Year 

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development is pleased to announce the application period for leaves with pay. Applications for sabbatical and difference in pay leaves are due October 1, 2019.

To access the online application, visit the Forms and Applications page. Faculty will need to register an SFSU DocuSign account in order to apply. To access the Leaves with Pay Policy, click here

Fall 2019 Retention, Tenure and Promotion Workshops

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development invites tenured/tenure-track faculty to participate in one of the following workshops this Fall semester to help prepare for this year's retention, tenure and promotion reviews.

Todd Roehrman, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development will lead the retention workshops. Associate Dean Roehrman and David Walsh, Chair of the University Tenure and Promotion Committee (UTPC) will co-lead the tenure and promotion workshops. 

Faculty who will be reviewed in the next several years are encouraged to attend. 

  • 2nd Year Review: September 5, 2019, 10:30am - 12pm, LIB 244
  • Any Retention Review Year: September 6, 2019, 10:30am - 12pm, Online via Zoom 
  • Tenure and/or Promotion: September 11, 2019, 12:30 - 2pm, LIB 244
  • Tenure and/or Promotion: September 17, 2019, 12:30 - 2pm, HUM 587
  • Tenure and/or Promotion: September 20, 2019, 2 - 3:30pm, Online via Zoom 

To RSVP, please click here.