North Star Faculty Opportunity Hires Initiative

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About the Initiative:

In July 2021, the Office of the Provost launched a four-year initiative designed to catalyze the hiring of faculty members committed to diversity at CWRU. The initiative entertains proposals from the dean of each of the university’s eight schools/college to help hire faculty who both meet a scholarly need, and have a strong commitment to diversifying their departments and programs. This includes new disciplinary fields that cross traditional boundaries, as well as activities that engage directly in community engagement and translation.  

Support Opportunities:

The initiative seeks to increase support in four (4), primary areas. To attract new faculty, the initiative will invest in new faculty startup support (up to 50%) and/or salary support (up to 50%); and mentorship, community engagement, and other support.  Additionally, as part of recruitment activities, the initiative will support bringing outside scholars to campus to share their research, as well as potential ideas around diversifying the campus community and culture. 

Accessing Support:

Deans from each of the eight schools/college must submit a recruitment plan to the Office of the Provost, and receive approval to proceed with the plan. For more information, please contact the dean of the appropriate school or college, or contact the Office of the Provost.