The 2017 Institutional Hiring Plan (IHP) outlines approved tenure-track faculty searches that are being conducted in the 2017-18 academic year. This plan reflects not only the president and provost’s priorities for the university but also each dean’s academic vision and various prospects for collaboration and synergy among schools and colleges that emerged during the dean and faculty group discussions.
Individual proposals to create or enhance strength in computational science, environmental humanities, global cultures, the study of social inequality, transportation/urbanization, and other areas coalesced into interdisciplinary hiring themes. The plan also reflects the university’s ongoing commitment to established clusters like Energy and Sustainable Materials, Genome Function, Neurons to Minds, and Volcanology.
This plan was developed by then-Provost Scott Coltrane, based on proposals from faculty and academic leadership. Deans worked with their faculty to generate the proposals, considering the needs of their units and the goals of the University of Oregon. The Provost Coltrane asked deans to be guided by the following criteria:
- Enhancing academic quality
- Promoting interdisciplinary excellence
- Supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Increasing external support
- Growing graduate education.
In consultation with the Dean’s Council and the seven-member provost’s Faculty Hiring Advisory Committee, Provost Coltrane considered each proposal carefully before making his final decision.
Institutional Hiring Plan document listed below is updated with links to individual job ads as they are posted.
AY2017-18 Institutional Hiring Plan [PDF] - Updated November 14, 2017