The 2018 Institutional Hiring Plan (IHP) outlines approved tenure-track faculty searches that are being conducted in the 2018-19 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.
The Institutional Hiring Plan continues the university’s efforts to hire tenure-track faculty who will enhance the UO’s scholarly profile and academic excellence and who will share our commitment to student success. Individual proposals create or enhance strength in data science and analytics, human health and neuroscience, business, positions in the new Knight Campus, and interdisciplinary approaches to social and humanist issues. The plan also reflects the university’s ongoing commitment to established clusters such as Genome Function, Neurons to Minds, and Volcanology.
This plan was developed by Provost Jayanth Banavar, 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. Provost Banavar asked deans to prioritize proposals that best fit the institution’s long-term goals for excellence, diversity, and overall institutional health. This included searches that:
- Leverage and expand on demonstrated research excellence.
- Help create research excellence in new areas or areas on the cusp of excellence.
- Grow successful graduate programs, especially PhD programs.
- Searches with active recruitment strategies that have the potential to contribute to the diversity of the faculty and their academic disciplines.
- Demonstrate support to student success.
In consultation with the Dean’s Council and the seven-member Provost’s Faculty Hiring Advisory Committee, Provost Banavar considered each proposal carefully before making his final decision.
Once posted, information on individual searches will be available on the HR website. As is always the case, evolving fiscal demands may force us to cancel or postpone some of these searches, but for now we are continuing our determined effort to strengthen our tenure-track faculty ranks.
2018-19 Institutional Hiring Plan - September 19, 2018