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The SEAS Bylaws provide for faculty governance within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Learn about the vision, mission and goals of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the current strategic plan.
SEAS strives for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI). JEDI means everyone has equitable access and opportunity based on the principle that all our students, staff and faculty have a right to an educational experience free from social barriers.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences takes computer security and the handling of data seriously.
New SEAS faculty members are given a moving expense in their start up that can help cover the costs of relocation services. Reimbursements of moving expenses should be requested and processed through the Concur system.
The University will provide one-time relocation services to the employee and their family.
Review introductory materials and resources you may find helpful in your first year at the University at Buffalo.
New faculty members should work with Sujata Rawal, Assistant Dean and Director of Facilities Planning and Management, for office and furniture set up.
Science & Engineering Node Services (SENS) provides computer and technical support and assistance for eight of the nine departments in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and will handle computer purchases and set up.
Please note that purchases of cell phones are no longer permitted.
All purchases of equipment and/or supplies must be ordered through the ShopBlue e-Procurement System. Contact your department administrator for more information.
Please note that Amazon charges made with personal credit cards can no longer be reimbursed.
Every semester, the SEAS Office of Communications works with a professional photographer to capture portrait photos of all of our new faculty. Current faculty members have the option to have new photos taken as well. Look for a message from SEAS Communications near the beginning of the spring and fall semesters.
SEAS Communications also builds and maintains an online profile for each faculty member. In addition to appearing on your departmental website, your profile will be included in our school-wide faculty directory.
Concur is UB's Travel and Expense Reimbursement System. Faculty members use Concur to book business travel, and submit business travel and non-travel expenses. As a supervisor or cost approver in Concur, use this guide to learn about your role and how to get started in the system.
All travel must be preapproved prior to booking. Travel that has not been preapproved is not eligible for reimbursement. You must submit the reimbursement no more than 120 days after the last day of travel. Your immediate supervisor approves travel. As a traveler, you may use Concur to request and book your business travel arrangements. You can also use Concur to submit business expenses for reimbursement.
Start-up extensions should be requested no earlier than six months prior to the expiration of faculty start-up. Only one extension is allowed. If more than one extension is requested, allocation of start up will be reduced by 50% across all categories. The start-up extension must address how the funds will be utilized, and why the funds were unable to be utilized in the time frame originally. Funds can be re-budgeted at faculty members' request based on changing needs.
All start-up requests must be submitted using the Funding Deferral Request Form. All requests will be reviewed by the Unit Business Officer and the dean. Responses take two business days.
The Graduate Faculty Membership Roster is a list of faculty members who have been appointed or nominated and approved to direct theses and dissertations. Tenure-track faculty are automatically nominated for Graduate Faculty Membership by the SEAS Dean's Office. Non-tenure track faculty who are interested in joining the Graduate Faculty should speak to their department chair about becoming an associate member.
Faculty members should contact their Director of Adminstration regarding summer salary.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers guidance on H1B, J1, O-1 and TN visas, and permanent residency.
All new incoming faculty must use UB Immigration Services to obtain the original work authorization before beginning an appointment at UB. SEAS will pay for the employees work authorization and their immediate family, spouse and dependent children.
UB faculty are not to use outside attorneys for any immigration services while employed at the University at Buffalo. An exception can be made if the immigration process began prior to UB's offer letter.
Employees are encouraged to contact a benefits expert to explore their benefits options during periods of pregnancy and child-rearing.
Employees who meet certain service requirements are entitled to medical leave benefits for serious personal or family health conditions.
As a faculty member, taking a sabbatical leave increases your value to the university when your planned travel, study, formal education or research enriches an academic program.
Recognition of the exceptional scholarship and achievements of our faculty with awards and honors is an important component of institutional rankings and reputation.
Each year, in June, faculty members are required to submit their annual report. Faculty members are asked to provide information on publications, presentations, research advisement, service and engagement, funding, awards, professional development and several other factors.
Certain UB employees are required to file an annual financial disclosure statement (FDS) and attend ethics training every three years. Employees will be notified by the campus ethics officer or by the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) if they need to complete the training.
The University at Buffalo requires three different mandatory trainings: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, Workplace Violence Prevention Training and Information Security Awareness Training.
The results of course/teaching evaluations by students should be included in each faculty member's dossier and presented in a standardized summary or tabular form.
The faculty senate is one of the five pillars of shared governance at the University at Buffalo.