About Us

Welcome to the Office of Faculty Advancement at San Diego State University! Located within the Division of Academic Affairs, Faculty Advancement is responsible for professional and personnel services for faculty, librarians, and counselors. The Office of Faculty Advancement values faculty as the source of inspiration and knowledge that characterizes the excellent learning environment of our institution. Our office is committed to supporting faculty from the moment of engagement to the final farewell. We actively pursue cooperative resolution of faculty personnel issues. The Office of Faculty Advancement is dedicated to facilitating the career success and academic advancement of faculty and researchers, and those committed to the service of others. We are committed to conducting these processes in a personal, collaborative, and respectful manner that promotes dynamic, creative participation. 

With an emphasis on quality and responsive service, the Office of Faculty Advancement provides many of the human resources needs of the University's academic personnel, which include: 

  • Academic Recruitment
  • Evaluation
  • Leaves of Absence
  • J-1 and H-1B Immigration
  • Interpretation of the collective bargaining agreements (CBA) for unit 3 faculty and unit 11 academic student employees, and campus and CSU policies and procedures
  • Training sessions and new faculty orientation programs

Our office provides support and resources to faculty as they pursue their missions of research, teaching, and career advancement while maintaining a positive work-life balance.

Please visit the Academic Ranks page for a general overview of Academic Ranks specific to San Diego State University.