Faculty Affairs

Maïté Brandt-Pearce

Maite Brandt-Pearce
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Maïté Brandt-Pearce is Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Electrical Engineering. In the Provost’s Office, Brandt-Pearce is responsible for coordinating faculty recruitment and retention efforts university-wide. She also develops and implements faculty policies, oversees the promotion and tenure process at the University, directs faculty development programming, assists faculty in addressing dual career issues, and coordinates efforts to ensure diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Institutional Research and Analytics

The Office of Institutional Research and Analytics (IRA) conducts institutional research and supports assessment at the University of Virginia. The office provides the University community with reliable data and analysis needed for decision-makers to support student success and to maintain and improve institutional effectiveness. IRA staff gather, analyze, interpret, and disseminate data, employing the highest professional standards of accuracy, objectivity, and timeliness. 

Leadership Development

Faculty are often called upon to serve in a variety of leadership roles throughout their careers. The Office of the Provost provides a range of opportunities to support and teach faculty about best practices in inclusive, effective leadership so that they might best achieve their goals and serve the people and missions in their charge. 

Guidance for Faculty Salary Adjustments

In accordance with the Financial Impact Memo sent to the University community on April 14, the University will have no merit increases, effective through the end of the next fiscal year (June 30, 2021). We recognize that in times of a salary freeze, compensation adjustments sometimes must be made to retain our best faculty, who are so crucial to fulfilling the University’s core missions of teaching, research, and patient care. This document is designed to provide guidance to schools regarding the process by which exceptions to the salary freeze may be considered by the provost.

Thomas Jefferson Awards

The Thomas Jefferson Awards are the highest honors given to members of the University community who have exemplified in character, work and influence the principles and ideals of Jefferson, and thus advanced the objectives for which he founded the University.