BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Pamela Whitten has announced a bold initiative to recruit 100 new tenure-track faculty to the IU Bloomington campus. This latest investment in increasing the number of IU teaching and research faculty comes on the heels of the university-wide Presidential Diversity Hiring Initiative that Whitten unveiled last year.
Demand for an IU Bloomington education has never been stronger as evidenced by year-over-year enrollment growth. This fall, the campus boasts a record 47,000 students pursuing an IU degree on the Bloomington campus. IU Bloomington, widely recognized as one of the best public research universities in the world, is home to many highly ranked academic programs and award-winning faculty.
As Whitten marks her second year in office, the IU Bloomington Faculty 100 initiative comes at a time of nearly 12% enrollment growth for the campus since 2012. This vital initiative will expand the number of tenure-track faculty, increasing research impact and strengthening the student experience on campus.
"Now is the time to invest directly in the very heart and future of our great university -- in faculty who are essential to student success, to cutting-edge research, and to our university's ability to contribute to the success of our communities and our state," Whitten said.
IU Bloomington Provost Rahul Shrivastav will oversee the initiative by collaborating with the campus community to identify areas of instructional need and emerging research opportunities.
"IU is well positioned to attract promising faculty," Shrivastav said. "I look forward to collaborating with the deans, faculty and other members of the campus community in making those determinations."
Shrivastav will share updates on the hiring effort with the IU Bloomington campus community throughout the semester.