The University’s intellectual community is defined by its faculty and other academic appointees. The Office of the Provost collaborates with deans, department chairs, and faculty search committees to support and strengthen that community, identifying and recruiting the world’s boldest thinkers and field-defining researchers, cultivating an academic environment that advances their scholarly work, and providing the resources they need to fulfill their research and ambitions.
President Zimmer has challenged the University to build a scholarly community comprising a mix of individuals of all backgrounds, nations, and viewpoints, who make unique contributions to our intellectual culture. This academic search policy guide is intended both to help units attract large and diverse applicant pools for every open academic position at the University, and to enable department chairs, deans, directors, and the provost to monitor the search and screening processes that preceded a request to the provost for authority to offer an academic appointment.
A step-by-step guide for units to help them conduct effective, compliant faculty searches.
This program supports tenure track appointments for up to 20 early-career scholars demonstrating exceptional promise.
This program provides financial support to units that appoint tenure-track and School of Medicine-track faculty to build skills, practices, and processes aimed at attracting candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the academy.
As part of the University's commitment to increasing the diversity of its faculty, the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellows Program provides up to two years of fundng for the highest caliber junior scholars from historically underrepresented groups. 
This 90-minute in-person training provides actionable steps to improve faculty search processes based on learnings from behavioral science research and best practices developed through the NSF ADVANCE program.
The University is implementing a new software platform to support the full scope of academic hiring, promotion, and activity.