New tenure-track faculty member searches have been announced for the 2022-23 academic year as the UO Office of the Provost released the results of its Institutional Hiring Plan.
Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips unveiled the plan to authorize 57 tenure-track faculty member searches across the university. That includes 40 new searches and 17 searches that will continue from the current academic year, if needed. While the recovery from COVID-19 has been strenuous, the announcement indicates tenure-track hiring is on a path to normalcy.
“I am pleased to authorize these searches,” Phillips said. “The proposals reflect the strengths and vision of our university, and given the uncertainty of the last few years, it is wonderful to be able to invest in the excellence of our mission in advancing research and scholarship.”
The Institutional Hiring Plan, or IHP, addresses academic needs and institutional priorities for the university. Along with positions in a variety of fields across UO schools and colleges, the IHP includes ties to the provost’s Environment Initiative and Sport and Wellness Initiative.
The 2022-23 IHP was developed through a collaborative process, based on proposals from faculty members and academic leaders in consideration of the needs of individual units and goals of the UO. Each proposal was reviewed and final 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 Provost’s Initiative on Environment and the Provost’s Initiative on Sport & Wellness, and the Active Recruitment Team.
“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.”
Details of the hiring plan and complete list of searches are available on the Office of the Provost website. Phillips is asking for feedback on how to further refine the plan for future years though an online survey.