Results of 2019 Cluster Hire

Thirteen faculty groups submitted proposals under this program, and four were selected by the Transdisciplinary Research Council using the evaluation criteria, as the highest priority for further consideration.  With funding from the Strategic Investment Fund as a result of the implementation of the Incentivized Resource Management (IRM) budget model, Academic Affairs was able to proceed with all four cluster proposals by authorizing the first 15 searches in FY20, with remaining to be considered for searches in FY21.  The selected clusters of faculty scholars selected to augment existing UTSA expertise are the following: 

  • Social and Environmental Challenges in Latin America
  • Quantum Information Science
  • Human Performance
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

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