Provost releases information on latest Institutional Hiring Plan

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Nearly three dozen searches for tenure-track faculty members have been announced for the 2021-22 academic year as the UO Office of the Provost released the results of its Institutional Hiring Plan.

Patrick Phillips, the UO’s provost and senior vice president, unveiled the plan to authorize 34 tenure-track faculty member searches across the university. The positions to be filled span a variety of fields across UO schools and colleges.

The plan, known as the IHP, was designed to address academic needs and institutional priorities, especially around diversity and interdisciplinary collaborations, Phillips said in a message sent to UO faculty and staff.

“This plan reflects a shared vision that has been articulated by faculty from across the university, vetted by a wide variety of stakeholders,” Phillips said. “Given the uncertainty of the last few years, it is wonderful to be able to pivot our gaze toward the core strength of the UO as a public university: the transformative potential we see emerging from the research of these new faculty, coupled with the educational opportunities that these new positions will create for our students.”

The provost’s announcement authorizes units to launch the specified searches, which include creating position descriptions, forming search committees, writing job advertisements and developing active recruitment strategies for the jobs.

The 2021-22 Institutional Hiring Plan was developed based on proposals from faculty members and academic leaders, in consideration of the needs of individual units and the goals of the UO. Each proposal was reviewed and final decisions were made in consultation with the Deans Council, the seven-member Provost’s Faculty Hiring Advisory Committee and the Active Recruitment Team.

Details about the hiring plan and a complete list of the searches are available on the Office of the Provost website. The provost is asking for feedback on how to further refine the hiring plan process for future years through an online survey.

—By David Austin, University Communications