Provost releases 2022 UO Institutional Hiring Plan

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the AY2022 Institutional Hiring Plan, which details all approved tenure track faculty searches for the 2022-23 academic year. As of today, this year’s plan authorizes 57 tenure-track faculty searches (40 new searches and 17 searches that will continue from this year, if needed).

I thank everyone who contributed time and effort to creating proposals and providing feedback. I appreciate the thought that went into crafting each proposal. Institutional Hiring Plan decisions were made in consultation with the Provost’s Deans Hiring Advisory Committee, the seven-member Provost’s Faculty Hiring Advisory Committee, advisory groups from the Environment Initiative and the Sport & Wellness Initiative, and the Active Recruitment Team. I personally gave careful consideration to each proposal before making the final authorizations to search. The full Institutional Hiring Plan and additional details on the process are available here.

The IHP was designed to bring our campus together in conversation to strategically address needs and institutional priorities. This year brought a strong set of IHP proposals, which articulated alignment with our focus on the intellectual growth of the institution and the importance of diversity and active recruitment, as well as engagement from across the institution in the Provost’s Initiatives. The resulting IHP kicks off the Sport and Wellness Initiative with an investment in Human Physiology, and the Environment Initiative with seven searches across the natural and social sciences. It also launches exciting clusters focused on entrepreneurship and marketing for a better world in the Lundquist College of Business, School of Journalism and Communications searches with Latinx focuses, and much more.

We are pleased with how the IHP process went this year and welcome your feedback on how to further refine it for future years. Please share your input via this survey. Thank you all for helping us achieve our collective goals in teaching, research, diversity, and interdisciplinary excellence.


Patrick Phillips

Provost and Senior Vice President