The work of our academic faculty is vital to the mission of OSU. We hope that you find the online information on this website to be helpful and afford you success in your career and professional pursuits.

Resources specific to our different classifications and categories of academic faculty, as well as professional development resources, are available at the links below.




General Information and Resources

Useful information for all academic faculty members. Topics include Career at OSU, Life at OSU, and Faculty Union and Labor Relations.

Fixed-Term Faculty

The work of our non-tenure track faulty and professional faculty are vital to the mission of OSU. We hope that you find this online information to be helpful and to afford you success in your professional pursuits.

Postdoctoral Faculty

Postdoctoral faculty include Postdoctoral Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows. This appointment type is not eligible for tenure.

Tenure-Track Faculty

The excellence of our tenure track faculty is key to achieving the university's goal of becoming a top 10 land grant research institution. We hope that you find these resources to be helpful as you progress through the tenure track of your career.

Tenured Faculty

Tenured faculty have received indefinite tenure.



National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Through Oregon State University’s institutional membership, all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty have access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which provides professional development, training, and mentoring.

Oregon State ADVANCE

The primary goal of OREGON STATE ADVANCE is to serve as a catalyst for advancing the study and practice of equity, inclusion, and justice for women and others from historically underrepresented groups in the academy.

Faculty Workshop Series

All academic faculty are invited to attend the workshop series offered by the Office of Faculty Affairs. All events will be held via zoom until further notice.

Awards and Funding Opportunities

Including Faculty Productivity Loans, University Awards

Center for Teaching and Learning

Provides pedagogical support in eight core areas related to higher education instruction with an emphasis on course design, assessment, blended learning, instructional methods, and inclusive teaching.

Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program

The Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) Program works with faculty across all fields and disciplines at Oregon State University to develop inclusive curricula that address institutionalized systems of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States.

The Writing Intensive Curriculum Program

The Writing Intensive Curriculum Program supports and instructs faculty across the disciplines who are developing and teaching writing intensive courses as part of OSU's Baccalaureate Core requirements.

Search Advocate Program

Search Advocates are trained, external search committee members who promote equity, validity, and diversity on OSU searches.

Social Justice Initiative

The Social Justice Education Initiative for faculty and staff at Oregon State University is an invitation to begin or continue, your social justice and equity journey. 

Public Voices Fellowship Program

The Public Voices Fellowship program is a prestigious national initiative launched by The OpEd Project to change who writes history. It has been piloted at top universities across the country, with the goal of enabling a more diverse set of thinkers to contribute to important public discourse. The fellowship offers an unprecedented opportunity for mid-career and senior faculty members and administrators to receive training, engage with a prestigious network of journalists, and be part of a professional development cohort centering around public impact and media communications.