An accomplished and engaged faculty is central to the success of our academic mission at IU Bloomington.
With the direction and support of President Whitten, the first phase of the Faculty 100 initiative was launched in fall 2022 with the goal of amplifying our success in core research areas and positioning the Bloomington campus to continue leading into the future. During the first phase, 29 new faculty positions were selected for funding from a pool of 75 proposals submitted by campus faculty and deans. Departments continue to recruit impressive candidates for these positions, with new faculty members arriving in fall 2023.
Phase Two: Getting to 100
As announced in the State of the Campus address, we are now launching phase two. During this phase, we plan to “get to 100” and bring our new faculty colleagues here as quickly as possible so they can begin to integrate with and contribute to our community.
Phase two will prioritize hiring new faculty in alignment with two goals:
- Expanding our capacity to pursue research priorities defined through our 2030 planning process.
- Developing new academic programs or growing existing areas projected to see greater student interest and aligned with workforce demands.
We expect these intentional hires to expand capacity, not only providing a greater volume of work in areas of strategic importance, but leading to denser, more impactful collaboration within and among departments. Such an increase in capacity has the power to improve the undergraduate experience, grow graduate education, and amplify the translational impact of research.
Specific steps about how these recruitment efforts will be administered will be forthcoming. We are incredibly excited about “getting to 100” and seeing all the positive ways our campus community can grow.