“The Faculty 100 hiring initiative will add 100 new tenured- and tenure-track faculty lines for the campus, amplifying and extending our success in research and teaching while positioning IU Bloomington as a continued local and global leader,” Provost Shrivastav noted in a message to the IU community. “This ambitious initiative gives the Bloomington campus a historic opportunity to bring in additional dynamic talent to bolster our already vibrant community.”
Members of the Faculty 100 review committee, along with the offices of the Vice President for Research and the Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities, reviewed and prioritized the 75 proposals. The 29 proposals selected for phase-one funding were made available online in December.
This initial phase of the Faculty 100 initiative focused on the recruitment of mid-career hires whose research portfolios closely interconnect with current and emerging faculty strengths; for example, in the College, the approved hiring proposals cover topics ranging from quantum information science and nanotechnology, climate change and hydrologic extremes, and cognitive approaches to arts and humanities.
Other schools with approved proposals include the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, the Maurer School of Law, the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the School of Education, and the School of Optometry. The College teamed up with the Luddy School, O’Neill School, and School of Optometry on three successful hiring proposals.