University of Oregon


Over the next ten years the UO will replace nearly one-third of its tenured faculty. Search committee members have an unprecedented opportunity to shape the next generation of our faculty and ensure that the university remains competitive and innovative in a globally engaged, diverse world. Diversity is an integral part of building great institutions of higher learning and is core to this university’s mission and values. Hiring a diverse faculty who excel in creativity, innovation, and discovery is critical to our future.

Academic Affairs has developed this faculty search resource to increase the effectiveness of the University’s efforts to diversify tenure-related faculty. The goals of this and related initiatives are as follows:

  • Enhance the diversity of UO faculty to align with the changing face of America and to reflect our global position.
  • Refine UO appointment policies, processes and procedures to overcome institutional barriers to diversifying our faculty.
  • Challenge our conventional practices and implicit assumptions about faculty recruitment to ensure conscious and deliberate considerations of diversity-related issues.

This online resource describes the findings from the scholarly research and best practices from our peer institutions, as they relate to the tenure-track faculty search process in general, and to diversifying faculty in particular. Read more…

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