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The Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement (OFDDE), led by Vice Provost Matt Snipp, supports the faculty through a variety of programs and initiatives. OFDDE assists in faculty recruitment and retention efforts to ensure that Stanford has an excellent and diverse faculty. The office works with deans, chairs and search committees in their outreach efforts to develop talented and diverse applicant pools and to enable equitable review processes. OFDDE also serves as a central resource for faculty recruits, newly hired faculty and early career faculty in their transition to the Stanford community and on their journey towards tenure.  

We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy in these exceptional times. Please visit the OFD COVID-19 Resources and keep in mind the services of the Faculty Staff Help Center and  the WorkLife Office, albeit limited by current public health ordinances. In order to better support you at this time, we are asking for your feedback as our office is actively working together with our campus partners and University leadership to address your needs and issues.  Please use the link above to contact us, or email:

IDEAL Provostial Fellows for Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Meet the five early-career scholars who will join Stanford this September as part of a program to increase research and teaching in race and ethnicity. Meet the 2021 Fellows


Upcoming Events

Announcing Faculty Advancement Network’s “Inclusive Leadership” online series. Please register for these programs via this link:

Churn: Life in the Increasingly Diverse World of Higher Education and How to Make It Work

February 4, 2022 at 10 am Pacific

Supporting Your BIPOC Faculty Colleagues: Guidance for Senior Faculty, Chairs, and Deans

March 1, 2022 at 9 am Pacific

Actualizing Racial Equity throughout the Faculty Hiring Process

April 29, 2022 at 9 am Pacific

In the News

January 27, 2022: More time, grants for COVID-19-impacted Stanford Professors