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Winston-Salem State University is the academic home to more than 400 diverse scholars who teach, conduct research, and provide service in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Business and Economics, and School of Education, Human Performance & Sports Science. Located within the Office of the Provost, the OFA is the central clearinghouse for faculty-related programs, policies, and procedures and exists to support faculty as they move through the university from appointment to retirement. Here, faculty and staff will find documents, forms, and important information pertaining to Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) faculty.

Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment and retention are essential functions of the departmental hiring unit. These resources are designed to assist faculty in the recruiting and retaining of faculty members at WSSU. 

Promotion, Tenure and Reappointment

An exceptional faculty is a crucial part of Winston-Salem State University. Thus, faculty members undergo thorough review processes throughout their careers at the university. These processes are carried out under the guidance of departmental bylaws and criteria as well as campus policies and procedures.

Phased Retirement

Winston-Salem State University provides eligible full-time tenured faculty members the opportunity to participate in the University of North Carolina Phased Retirement Program. Eligible faculty can use this program to make an orderly transition to retirement through half-time (or equivalent) service for a predetermined period in return for half-time compensation.


Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures Database: Find policies and procedures applicable to faculty at the university.