MSU Denver


The Office of Faculty Affairs coordinates a variety of functions associated with faculty life and academic programming on the MSU Denver campus. This office is a branch of the Office of Academic Affairs, supports the University’s mission and vision, and is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service.

Major office functions include approving department evaluation guidelines; reviewing recommendations for emeritus status, leaves, sabbaticals, transitional retirement, retention, reappointment, tenure, promotion, and post-tenure review; implementing policies pertaining to reassigned time; and processing faculty personnel actions requiring approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and President.


Faculty Affairs Highlight:

Check out the new SharePoint

With fillable forms and process guides to assist faculty and leadership navigate the university processes.

Faculty Contracts Pay

FAQ Document

Faculty Workload TaskForce

Final Documents – Spring 2022

Faculty Workload White Paper REDLINE 3.15.22

Faculty Workload Recs REDLINE 3.15.22

Final Faculty Workload Proposal 3.15.22

Faculty Affairs Resource Links

Faculty Milestones Effective Fall 2022

Faculty Affairs Staff


Samuel Jay, Ph.D.

Director of Faculty Affairs

Arriving January 1st

[email protected] 303-615-0631
Photo of Dr. Bill Henry

Bill Henry, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

[email protected] 303-605-5276
Leask, Jacob – Web Page Photo – Cropped

Jake Leask

Assistant to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

[email protected] 303-605-7605

For Students

If you are a student looking for information regarding communicating with a faculty member or working with a Department Chair, visit the Student Resources page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We are happy to assist.

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB) 330

Office Contact:
Jake Leask (303) 605-7605
[email protected]
Best Method of Contact: Teams Message