About Us

Welcome to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley! We take pride in our outstanding and diverse faculty members who are dedicated to student success and pursuing excellence in teaching, research, and service.

We at the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity support the mission of the University by promoting faculty success, which is a necessary prerequisite for student success and achievement. Therefore, our goal is to ensure the personal and professional success of all our faculty through providing comprehensive and holistic support at all stages of their careers.

In this capacity, we offer a wide range of programming and support services in the areas of faculty recruitment, retention, and advancement. We are also committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive and nurturing workplace environment where we value and promote faculty growth and development, health & wellbeing, involvement, recognition, and work-life balance.

Please take advantage of all the services and opportunities that we offer, and let us know if you have any questions.

Ala R. Qubbaj, Ph.D
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity