Institutional Hiring Plan

The Institutional Hiring Plan (IHP) guides tenure-track faculty hiring at the University of Oregon. The plan provides a holistic focus on the university’s most strategic and important goals, within a comprehensive vision of the university’s research and teaching mission. Based on campus priorities, with input from faculty, the 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 fall of 2022, Acting Provost and Senior Vice President Janet Woodruff-Borden announced the the call for proposals that will be considered for the 2023 Institutional Hiring Plan, which will guide the 2023-24 tenure-track faculty search year.  

Institutional Hiring Plans

Click the buttons below to see information on Institutional Hiring Plans from each year. Please note that the years listed here correspond to the search year. Each IHP process was conducted the prior academic year for hires as early as the fall after the search year.

Sample IHP Timeline

The IHP timeline process begins in the fall with a call for proposals, and includes several stages of input and review before the provost announces the final IHP in the spring. Approved searches are conducted throughout the following academic year.

    Fall to February

    School/College Internal Processes

    Deans work with faculty to identify needs, generate ideas for faculty searches, and create proposals.

    During this time, the provost's office hosts:

    • a workshop to help units craft quality IHP proposals
    • a meeting for deans to discuss opportunities for cross-campus collaboration

    Deans Submit Proposals to OtP

    February To March

    Provost Review and Meetings with Deans

    The provost reviews proposals and meets individually with deans to discuss.

    OtP Creates Draft IHP


    Feedback from IHP Advisory Committees

    The provost gathers feedback on proposals and the draft IHP from the following committees:

    • Deans
    • Faculty Hiring Advisory Committee (a group of senior faculty members from representative disciplines across campus)
    • Leaders of Provost’s Strategic Initiative on Environment and the Provost’s Strategic Initiative on Sport & Wellness

    During this time, the provost also considers an analysis of the draft IHP with respect to the institutional-level diversity portfolio.



    Incorporate Final IHP Feedback and Prepare for IHP Announcement

    Based on feedback, the Office of the Provost revises and finalizes the IHP, and prepares to announce it to campus.

    Announce IHP

    May to August

    Launch of IHP-Approved Searches

    September to June

    Units Conduct IHP-Approved Searches

    August to September

    New Tenure-Track Faculty Hires Start Arriving