Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the new website for the Office of the Dean of the Faculty at Princeton University!

Princeton University’s academic mission is actualized by a distinguished community of scholars that advances knowledge both for its own sake and as a mechanism to inspire the next generation. Our office is charged with ensuring the success and well-being of the faculty, professional researchers, professional specialists, and professional librarians who work at Princeton — and as a team charged with upholding the University’s mission, that responsibility motivates us in all that we do. 

As an accessible, deliberative partner that is invested in the groundbreaking achievements of Princeton’s academic units and the talented individuals whose scholarly pursuits lead them to Princeton, we aim to respond to the ongoing interests, concerns, and needs of all of our scholars, teachers, and researchers appointed through our office. With a big-picture view of the University's priorities and a deep understanding of its long-term strategic framework, we also work hand-in-hand with the many academic and administrative offices at Princeton in order to support the life and work of our colleagues.

Princeton is a place where ideas with global implications take root, and that is central to what makes this an incredible place to work. It is also a foundation from which people with a wide range of life experiences and backgrounds build profound careers.

Our updated website provides helpful information about our policies and procedures, but more importantly, it offers a glimpse into the unique texture of our scholarly community. Here you will also find a link to the directory of our staff in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. At any time, I welcome you to reach out if you need assistance or wish to discuss an idea. As fellow citizens of this incredible University, we believe that partnering to create possibility is our greatest calling.

Gene A. Jarrett
Dean of the Faculty and William S. Tod Professor of English