Faculty Handbook


Welcome to this year’s edition of the Faculty Handbook. Inside you will find basic information about the University of Virginia and the resources, conditions of employment, benefits, and policies that are essential to the faculty experience. 

UVA faculty are an innovative, collaborative, and diverse group of scholars and educators. Each of you comes to UVA at a different stage of your academic career and a different moment in your life. Each of you is valued here. I hope that this handbook helps you find and make use of the many opportunities and supportive programs the University offers, whether you’re just beginning your career or have been with us for decades. 

We are at an exciting time in our history. The University of Virginia aims to foster a dynamic, cohesive community that is both great and good. President Ryan has outlined a strategy for the coming years that reimagines, expands, and strengthens that community. Our faculty—teachers, researchers, and leaders, all—are a key element of that vision. You can read more about how faculty play a crucial role in the 2030 Plan.

I welcome your feedback—on the 2030 Plan, and in general. Please share your thoughts with me and my staff at provost@virginia.edu.
I wish you a great year in your work supporting the mission of this extraordinary institution.

Ian B. Baucom 
Executive Vice President and Provost

2023-24 UVA Faculty Handbook (PDF)

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

The University of Virginia (“UVA”) does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, military status (which includes active duty service members, reserve service members, and dependents), national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information, in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Governor’s Executive Order Number One (2018), and other applicable statutes and University policies. UVA prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, and other forms of interpersonal violence.

Individuals, including UVA students and employees, and participants in UVA's programs or activities, may be entitled to reasonable accommodations or modifications for a disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, and related statutes and regulations: ADA Coordinator, Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, P.O. Box 400144, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 924-3200, adacoordinator@virginia.edu. A Deputy ADA Coordinator has also been designated to assist the ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 400144, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 924-3200, adacoordinator@virginia.edu.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Associate Vice President, Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, P.O. Box 400219, (434) 924-3200, UVAEOCR@virginia.edu.

The following person has been designated to serve as the overall coordinator for purposes of Title IX compliance: Assistant Vice President & Title IX Coordinator, (434) 297-7988, titleixcoordinator@virginia.edu. A Deputy Title IX Coordinator has also been designated to assist the Title IX Coordinator: (434) 297-7988, titleixcoordinator@virginia.edu.

Complaints of discrimination, harassment and other forms of interpersonal violence, and retaliation may be submitted to the UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (“EOCR”). Complaint resolution procedures, which include information on how to submit a complaint, are available on EOCR’s website. Complaints may also be filed with external agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Civil Rights, and the Virginia Department of Human Resources Management.

Revised October 2023

EOCR maintains the Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity on its website.

How to use this handbook

Each academic year, the office of the executive vice president and provost updates and publishes the UVA Faculty Handbook. Over the years, policies, procedures, and resources that pertain to faculty life at the University have been made available on administrative and school websites, as well as at uvapolicy.virginia.edu, an online repository of University-wide policies.

Despite the availability of policies online, faculty have expressed the need for a handbook that digests relevant documents and resources in an easily accessible central location. While the faculty handbook is not intended to be a comprehensive document, we hope that it is a useful starting point for locating resources that might otherwise be difficult to find. The handbook is also designed to help new faculty explore the extensive resources for teaching, research, and work-life balance that UVA offers. The faculty handbook does not amend the terms and conditions of employment stated in individual faculty appointment contracts. The handbook should be used only as a guide to help navigate resources, policies, and procedures relevant to faculty.

Please note: The print and corresponding PDF versions of the handbook are current only as of the publication date shown on their cover page. Any updates to the handbook that might be made between yearly publications will not be reflected in the print/PDF versions of that year’s handbook. Such updates, if needed, will be reflected on the Provost website version of the handbook, located at https://provost.virginia.edu/faculty-handbook. Accordingly, the website version is always in effect. Access to the various underlined hyperlinks featured throughout the handbook is available through the website version of the handbook.

UVA Wise maintains a separate handbook applicable to its faculty.