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Supporting Faculty

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Teaching students how to build a brighter world

Our faculty members teach, mentor and inspire students, helping them tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. The Office of the Provost dedicates resources to supporting faculty and recognizing teaching excellence in and outside of the traditional classroom.

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Faculty Association (MUFA) Learn More

The Office of the Provost collaborates closely with the McMaster University Faculty Association (MUFA), which represents the interests of all faculty members and senior academic librarians.

Faculty Relations Learn More

The Faculty Relations Office is the primary contact and consult for anything related to all classes of Academic Appointments. This includes academic policies; instructor recruitment, appointment and immigration; tenure and promotion; and more.

Faculty Leadership and Development Resource Hub Visit the Hub

Learn about workshops, events and other opportunities for faculty members at each stage of their academic life. From new faculty orientation to sessions on tenure, permanence and promotion, as well as mental health resources.

Frequently Used Forms View All

Find forms and documents for academic administrators, from recruitment guidelines to leave applications.

Policies and Guides View All

Read the policies and guides related to faculty members, such as the Recruitment and Relocation Policy, the New Compassionate Leave policy, and more.

Recognizing Excellence in Teaching and Research

The University Scholar and Distinguished University Professor are bestowed on those who have achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within his or her discipline, and are administered by the Office of the Provost.

Meet our Leaders who Support Faculty

Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning - Kim Dej Learn More

Dr. Kim Dej began her term as Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning on July 1, 2022.

Previously, Dr. Dej served as acting Vice-Provost, Faculty. As Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, she is tasked with enhancing the quality of teaching both within and beyond instructional spaces, as well as the implementation of McMaster’s first teaching and learning strategy, which Dr. Dej helped create.

Deputy Provost - Matheus Grasselli Learn More

Dr. Matheus Grasselli began his term as Deputy Provost on July 1, 2022.

Dr. Grasselli was Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for four years, has served as acting director of the School of Computational Sciences and Engineering at McMaster and as Deputy Director of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, the premier mathematical sciences institute in Canada.

Vice-Provost, Equity & Inclusion - Barrington Walker Learn More

Barrington Walker is an accomplished scholar and leader of the Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO).

He is responsible for guiding inclusive excellence and leading the development and implementation of institution-wide strategic equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) priorities. As leader of the EIO, Walker oversees various programs and services including, Human Rights and Dispute Resolution, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Education, the Accessibility Program and Sexual Violence and Prevention Response.

Vice-Provost (International Affairs) - Bonny Ibhawoh Learn More

Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh brings more than 30 years of teaching and research in the fields of Global Human Rights, Legal History, Peace/Conflict Studies in Europe, Africa, and North America.

The Vice-Provost (International Affairs) is responsible for providing strategic leadership for McMaster’s international portfolio, including developing strategic partnerships to enhance research, growing the university’s international presence and profile, and aligning international student recruitment strategies.

Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies - Steve Hranilovic Learn More

Dr. Steve Hranilovic is ranked among the world’s top 2 per cent of scientific experts, according to a database published by Stanford University and Elsevier.

The vice-provost and dean of graduate studies is responsible for fostering innovation, leading the expansion of interdisciplinary offerings and for enhancing the recruitment of graduate students among other duties.