Strategic Priorities Faculty Initiative

The Strategic Priorities Faculty Initiative (SPFI) provides temporary University financial support to academic departments enabling them to hire additional full-time, tenure- track faculty or continuing-eligible academic professionals who will enhance UA’s distinctive strengths in advancing Inclusive Excellence via equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion as outlined in the University of Arizona’s Purpose and Values. The SPFI program provides funding to hire faculty who were not recruited through a search with designated funding. Candidates will be considered whose work will

  1. foster new and creative ways of involving our diverse student body in an accessible and engaging educational experience that is aimed at producing highly capable graduates who will meet our state’s critical workforce needs,
  2. develop new approaches to discoveries and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative work that benefits our diverse communities and addresses complex global problems, and
  3. expand collaborations with community and business partnerships, including those involving traditionally underserved groups.

2019-2020 Strategic Priorities Faculty Initiative

  1. Call for Proposals
  2. Program Guidelines for Hiring Fund Application and Campus Visits
  3. Online Competition Space Applications for Hiring Funds (updated link coming soon!) and Campus Visits