September 24, 2018

Click on the following link to see a letter on Policies Governing Sexual Misconduct by Faculty Members sent to Members of the Faculty by President Eisgruber and Dean Kulkarni.

September 20, 2018

In accordance with the Rules & Procedures of the Faculty, no meeting will be held in October, 2018, because there was neither a request for nor approval of one at the September, 2018 meeting.

August 07, 2018

The Office of Human Resources is going to offer two special benefit orientations for new DOF hires on the 7th floor of New South in the Training Room. These sessions will be an opportunity to learn about the numerous benefits offered at Princeton and how to enroll. The sessions will be offered Thursday, August 30th at 1:00pm or Friday, September 7th at 9:30am.

August 01, 2018

It is our pleasure to welcome Oliver Avens as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, effective August 1.  Oliver’s responsibilities will focus on the faculty in all four divisions of the University, with oversight of tenured and tenure-track faculty searches, including approval of ads, search plans, short lists and EEO compliance.  He will manage the recruitment and appointment processes of new assistant professors, instructors and senior lecturers, and review and approve their offer letters.

July 17, 2018

Alice Seneres joined the Office of the Dean of the Faculty on June 13th, 2018.  Read more about Alice here.

July 17, 2018

Karen Haskin joined the Office of the Dean of the Faculty on April 1st, 2018.  Read more about Karen here.

March 26, 2018


As we move into the winter months and try to plan around the inevitable bad weather, we write to provide some guidance regarding the conditions under which it would be appropriate to hold or cancel your classes.

February 19, 2018

Jessica Mathewson joined the Office of the Dean of the Faculty on February 5, 2018.  As Senior Associate Director for Governance, Jessica is responsible for overseeing faculty governance processes, organizing and reporting the resulting information to University constituents, and serving as a resource for academic departments on faculty governance issues.  Among her responsibilities are the oversight and management of the work of the Faculty Advisory Committee on Appointments and Advancements (C/3) and Office of the Dean of the Faculty trustee reporting.

August 08, 2017

John Scanlon joined our office as Associate Dean for Data Analysis and Operations on July 31st.  John joins us from Harvard University where he was Assistant Director in the Office of Institutional Research.  Prior to his work at Harvard, he worked in Institutional Research and Data Management positions at MIT and Columbia.

June 05, 2017

Sanjeev Kulkarni was appointed dean of the faculty effective July 1, 2017. >>

May 13, 2017


The Office of the Dean of the Faculty is now accepting all requests for faculty searches for 2017-18 via an online web application. The application, which replaces the PDF form used in previous years, is available here:

Search Authorization Request Application

May 01, 2017

We have updated our forms for appointing, reappointing, and promoting those in the RSL and non-teaching visiting ranks.  Please use the new versions of the forms for any actions that are submitted to our office after May 1st.  Detailed submission information can be found on our website:

March 17, 2017

Policy changes relating to the terms of eligibility for postdoctoral researchers, particularly in the natural sciences and engineering, have become effective as of March 1, 2017.  In summary, the changes are as follows:

January 27, 2017


Dear Colleagues,

January 19, 2017

Scott McGoldrick joined our office as Associate Dean for Finance in January 2017. Scott is returning to Princeton from Rutgers University where he was Associate Dean for Finance and Administration in The School for Social Work.  In our office, Scott will ensure that the full range of the financial resources and operations of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty (ODOF) are effectively designed, allocated and managed in support of our priorities and needs.  He will be responsible for developing and implementing ODOF and University-wide financial policies and procedures, and he will identify and implement best practices and innovative methods of financial management to enhance the overall effectiveness and productivity of ODOF financial operations.  Scott received his B.A. from Harvard College, and his M.B.A. from Boston University Graduate School of Management.

December 13, 2016

As you explore the pages, please let us know what you think and feel free to ask questions.

December 07, 2016

In accordance with the Rules & Procedures of the Faculty, no meeting will be held in January, 2017 because there was neither a request for nor approval of one at the December, 2016 meeting.

November 02, 2016

Beginning this year, all faculty leave requests will be submitted and managed through a new online system. All leave requests must be initiated by individual faculty members in the HR Self-Service portal ( Managers and Chairs will review the request and send their recommendation to the DOF via the online system. The DOF will review all leave requests in a timely manner and send out notification as soon as possible.

July 01, 2016

Alan W. Patten, Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Politics, has joined the Dean's office as Vice Dean of the Faculty for Strategic Initiatives. In this new role, Alan will provide support in defining, evaluating, and implementing the objectives that are emerging from the University’s strategic planning process. He will work closely with faculty leaders and administrative colleagues to develop and implement strategic new initiatives and to mobilize faculty constituencies behind these initiatives.

December 14, 2015

Drew Allen joined our office as Associate Dean for Data Analysis and Operations in December 2015.

September 01, 2015

Kate Baxter joined our office as Assistant Dean of the Faculty in September 2015.

July 01, 2015

Lisa Scalice has joined our office as Assistant Dean of the Faculty. In this new role, Lisa will be responsible for academic professional staff and visitor matters in the four University academic divisions, as well as the University Library and the Art Museum, including the search process, their appointments and advancements, salaries, leaves, and terminations.  She will also manage the appointment and reappointment process for academic advisory councils, acting as liaison with the Development office and academic departments.

November 03, 2014

Tamara Thatcher joined our office as Assistant Dean of the Faculty. In this role, Tamara will have primary responsibility for monitoring and managing the University’s teaching budget and will represent our office in conversations related to the teaching budget. She will review all lecturer and visitor appointments and reappointments prior to approval; manage the faculty leave process; and work to ensure faculty assignments are accurately recorded in the University’s Labor Accounting system.

June 04, 2014

Deborah Prentice, Princeton's Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and chair of the Department of Psychology, will become dean of the faculty on July 1.
Read in Princeton University News

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