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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Faculty hiring results in academic year 2016-17

Departments across the college were actively engaged in tenured and tenure track hiring during the past academic year. The year concluded with 16 hires, of which 14 will begin during academic year 2017-18. The hires spanned 15 departments -- 9 in our arts and humanities corridor and 6 in our social sciences corridor -- and included authorized searches and targets of opportunity (or exceptional hires in university lingo, which can be external hires, conversions of non-tenure-track appointments, and spousal and partner hiring). Thanks to all of you who were part of the recruitment efforts and thanks to Associate Deans Ana Paula Ferreira (Arts and Humanities) and Penny Edgell (Social Sciences) for their work on recruiting these first-rate scholars to CLA. We also had 7 unsuccessful searches that resulted either in no offers being extended or offers that were declined.

We will be holding our second annual Dean’s Fall Reception on September 14 from 4:30-6 pm in the McNamara Alumni Center to welcome our newly arrived faculty (including faculty hired in earlier years but just joining the U now) and to recognize our newly promoted faculty. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend to meet our new faculty and reconnect with others.

Our new faculty and our newly promoted faculty push forward our research and creative excellence and they advance our goals of diversity and inclusion, providing transformative opportunity for our students, and engaging reciprocally with our communities. Our new and newly promoted faculty demonstrate the deep importance of the liberal arts and will provide a boost to our energy as we work to fulfill our vision of CLA as a destination college.