The 2019 Institutional Hiring Plan (IHP) outlines approved tenure-track faculty searches that will be conducted in the 2019-20 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. In addition to individual critical positions around campus, this year’s IHP continues an emphasis on staffing up the Knight Campus and the interdisciplinary Presidential Initiative in Data Science. We will also be launching searches for new campus leadership in Resilience and Human Physiology.
This plan was developed by Provost Jayanth Banavar, based on proposals from faculty and academic leadership. It was developed through a collaborative process that began with our faculty, involved discussion between the provost and individual deans, and considered the needs of individual units as well as 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 would:
- 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.
- Identify how the unit will ensure a broad and inclusive search, using their Diversity Action Plan goals.
- Demonstrably support student success.
- Were developed in coordination with the Clark Honors College.
- Demonstrate the unit’s ability to ensure a climate that will support the success of the new faculty member.
In consultation with the Provost’s Deans Hiring Advisory Committee 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: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/listing/. 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.
The 2019 Institutional Hiring Plan is linked below.
2019-20 Institutional Hiring Plan - August 22, 2019