Prospective Faculty

The Wake Forest University Provost’s Office is dedicated to supporting its faculty in all their endeavors, from research to teaching to work/life balance. For those who are interested in joining the Wake Forest University faculty, this page contains a wealth of information about the available resources and support at Wake Forest.  Please visit the rest of the Provost’s Office website for more information.

New Faculty Welcomed to Wake Forest

An exciting new group of faculty joined the Wake Forest community this fall. Visit the New Faculty Profiles Page to learn more.

Grants and Funding

One of the core missions of the Provost’s Office is to support Wake Forest University faculty in their research and scholarly endeavors. In support of this mission, a number of funding opportunities are available through the Provost’s Office.

For information about internal funding opportunities, visit the Grants and Funding Page. For information specific to international funding opportunities, visit the International Opportunities Page.

Dual Career Assistance

While Wake Forest University cannot guarantee spouse or partner employment, it does offer dual career assistance for up to one year for spouses or partners of newly recruited faculty or administrators. Deans may also refer current faculty members where retention is a concern because of spouse or partner employment issues. Wake Forest staff can provide general information on employment in the region; help identify appropriate employers and make connections with key contacts, critique a resume, cover letter, or other documents for the client; help prepare the client for interviewing; and act as a sounding board for job seekers in need of encouragement, support or focus. More intensive career exploration may be available on a case by case basis.  New hires should work through their Dean or Vice President to request this assistance.

Permanent Residency Assistance

Wake Forest University does sponsor and process several types of permanent residence petitions for those faculty and staff members who occupy positions that qualify for sponsorship.  For more detailed information on the process as well as qualification criteria, please contact Mr. Kent Greer of the WFU Center for International Studies at greerrk@nullwfu.edu.

Professional Development Center

The mission of the Professional Development Center is to provide faculty, staff and the broader Winston-Salem community with professional, personal and civic enrichment opportunities through education focused on management training, interpersonal skills, academic and administrative software, general technical skills and a myriad of special interest topics.

Please visit the Professional Development Center website for more information on courses offered.

Teaching and Learning Collaborative

The Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) is a resource center for Wake Forest faculty at all stages of their careers. The center hosts events designed to bring together faculty and other professionals to share expertise, explore innovations and discuss the challenges of teaching in and across disciplines.

Visit us to see what is new with TLC!

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) assists the Associate Provost for Research in building faculty research programs of nationally recognized excellence. ORSP’s mission is to assist faculty in their pursuit and management of sponsored activities as well as to encourage and to support ethical research achievement, especially involving human subjects.