Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative

Current StatusOperationalized

Charge

Strategically hiring promising, accomplished and diverse faculty in key areas is fundamental to our future as an urban-serving, multi-cultural discovery enterprise focused on student success and research excellence.

Launched in January 2019, UTSA’s Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative comprises five complementary programs to provide support mechanisms to academic colleges to recruit and hire some of the best and brightest minds of diverse backgrounds and experiences, providing intellectual prowess to help the university address society’s grand challenges. The programs include:

View the Initiative Brief


Strategic Plan Midpoint Update (Fall 2022)

To inform the design of UTSA’s Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative, Kimberly Andrews Espy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, initially sought feedback from deans and academic leaders and then hosted two open campus forums in 2019.

Incorporating stakeholder feedback, UTSA has successfully implemented three cycles of the Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative since 2020. To promote equitable hiring, the divisions of Academic Affairs-Faculty Success and Inclusive Excellence collaborated to create a search committee training program to maximize effectiveness in recruiting talented, diverse candidate pools.

Strategic Faculty Hiring programs have been fully operationalized and will continue to play a vital role in UTSA’s ongoing commitment to hire and retain promising, accomplished, and diverse faculty members to advance student success and research excellence. UTSA will continue to evolve and adapt its hiring efforts to meet the university’s strategic goals.


This Initiative Supports Strategic Destinations


Contact

Please feel free to submit questions or input to provost@utsa.edu.