Faculty

Below is information on a range of resources specifically for faculty, organized according to categories of “On campus organizations,” “Professional development resources,” “Resources related to gender equity on campus,” and “Family leave for faculty.” Primarily, this page provides links to the relevant organization or policy, but please contact us directly if you would like to discuss your options or to address  any questions or concerns.

Please see Parenting @ UNC for more information on the benefits and resources available for caring for your family.

If you or someone you know is experiencing or has experienced stalking, harassment, and/or sexual or interpersonal (relationship) violence at some point in your life, there are a range of resources available. The Gender Violence Services Coordinator, Cassidy Johnson (cassidyjohnson@unc.edu or 919.962.1343, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ), can provide confidential emotional support, answer questions about reporting options at the University, assist  in navigating through the reporting process, and help link with support options at UNC and in the community (including accompanying you to another office/department/agency to request additional support). Safe at UNC collects information about on and off campus resources, support, and reporting options for survivors of sexual violence.

American Indian Caucus for Faculty and Staff

Association of Women Faculty and Professionals (AWFP) “offers women faculty and professionals opportunities for fun, networking and learning through social activities, seminars, discussion groups and other events.”

Black Faculty and Staff Caucus “fosters, supports, and celebrates the achievement of Black employees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.”

Center for Faculty Excellence “enable[s] faculty members in all disciplines to reach their goals in teaching, research, and leadership throughout their careers.”

Faculty Council Committee on the Status of Women “addresses ongoing concerns of women faculty members, identifies obstacles to achievement and maintenance of equality in the representation and status of women on the faculty, and proposes steps for overcoming those obstacles.”

LGBTQ Center “works to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.” Sponsors the Queer Faculty and Staff Network.

Library resources: Kristan Shawgo is the research librarian for the collections in women’s and gender studies. She can answer quick questions over email or schedule appointments for more complicated questions.

Ombuds Office staff “are a confidential, impartial, informal, and independent resource for staff, faculty, students and administrators at Carolina.”

Safe at UNC collects information about on and off campus resources, support, and reporting options for survivors of sexual violence.

Sister Circle is “a place for UNC faculty and staff of color to build community.”

UNC Latina/o Caucus is an important strategic alliance comprised of UNC Chapel Hill’s Latino alumni, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows, for the benefit of the present and future of UNC.

UNC Women in Science (WinS) supports and promotes women scientists at UNC.

WISDOM (Women in Science Deserve Opportunities and Mentoring) “is a grassroots initiative that was created in 2012 with the mission and purpose of supporting and advancing UNC women postdoctoral fellows and faculty across all scientific disciplines. With over 80 members, we continuously strive for diversity and welcome new members from across UNC’s campus.”

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) allows members, among other things, to “learn about the problems caused by the disparity of success between female and male scientists, as well as the inspirational work done by female scientists throughout history.”

Women’s Health Services (through Campus Health)

UNC Faculty Handbook “is a useful starting point for locating resources that might otherwise be difficult to find.”

The Faculty Code addresses all the policies governing faculty employment and service, including Appointment, Tenure and Promotion. The Provost’s Policies, Guidelines, and Procedures page provides additional, unit and department specific guidelines on appointment, promotion and tenure (scroll down to find).

“The Black Doctoral Network (BDN) is a multidisciplinary clearinghouse for black and Latino scholars and professionals in the Social Sciences, STEM, and Humanities.”

The Center for Faculty Excellence provides mentoring resources outside your department, as well as resources to improve teaching and to support research.

The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes a database of faculty salaries, searchable by state, sector, and Carnegie classification and broken down by institution, rank, and gender.

Lynda.com (free through UNC portal) provides online training videos for almost any software imaginable.

The National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development “is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.”

Programs for developing leadership:

Navigating the academy as a woman:

These resources consist of two sections: 1) on this page, UNC’s publicly available reports related to the status of women and under-represented minorities on campus, and 2) links to pages with bibliographies of research documenting the impact of race, gender and other identities on a number of professional benchmarks (student evaluations; tenure, citations, and publication;  race/ethnicity in the academy, etc). The former reports provide you with University-documented and UNC-specific information about the campus climate and working conditions around gender. The latter address

If you think that your gender is impacting your pay, tenure expectations and chances, and working conditions, please feel free to contact us. You might also consider talking with someone in the Ombuds office to assess strategies for responding and addressing your situation.

Campus reports:

Research on bias in higher education:

*The CWC offers workshops on this topic. Please contact Clare Counihan for more information or to schedule a workshop.

The resources below focus on policies and accommodations around family leave, which are in addition to and compliance with the federal Family Medical Leave Act. Under FMLA, family leave covers leave to take care of a new child (via birth, adoption, or foster placement), to take care of seriously ill family member (including partners, children, adult dependents, and elderly parents), as well as leave for your own health. Please see Parenting @ UNC for more information on the benefits and resources available for caring for your family.