Office of the Provost and Division of Equity and Inclusion
In recognition of the University of Oregon’s determination that equity and inclusion competencies are fundamental to faculty excellence, and also in keeping with our goals of becoming an institution committed to antiracism and other forms of anti-oppression more generally, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statements are now part of (a) recruitment and (b) the promotion and tenure process. Faculty contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion receive consideration in the academic review process. Read more...
This page outlines the practices that search committees are expected to use when hiring tenure-track faculty. These practices should be considered minimal standards, and search committees are encouraged to go above and beyond to ensure that we are maximizing the university’s ability to attract and recruit outstanding, highly competitive candidates while also increasing our representation of women and underrepresented minorities. Read more...
In support of our efforts to recruit and retain a world-class faculty, the University of Oregon is providing the requisite tools and resources to encourage and assist academic units in the hiring of qualified spouses or partners. Dual career opportunities assist the University in meeting multiple goals for the recruitment and retention of a highly-qualified faculty and administrative work force. Support programs are administered by the Office of the Provost, working closely with partners in the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Office for Research and Innovation, and each of the schools and colleges.
The UO has partnered with many colleges and universities in Oregon to form the Greater Oregon Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (GO HERC). This consortium provides a single, central website that lists job openings at each participating institution. Additional details on hiring support initiatives and GO HERC are found on the Office of the Provost website.
Academic program review is a primary means to maintain and improve program quality at the University of Oregon. In addition to academic assessment, those units undergoing review are asked to address issues surrounding equity and inclusion in their self-study reports. As a result, academic units are able to realize many benefits from a thorough review including an improved source of information to help guide decisions on strategic priorities.
Orientation and professional development opportunities are available each year for new faculty. Academic Affairs hosts a number of workshops for faculty, department heads, and deans throughout the academic year on a variety of topics. Find the list of regular workshop offerings on the Office of Provost website.
The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation (OVPRI) supports research at the University of Oregon through four service units. Collectively known as Research & Innovation Services, the units help UO faculty, staff and students with funding identification, proposal development and submission, award management, compliance, intellectual property management, commercialization and other components of the research enterprise.
The University of Oregon recognizes and highlights the work of its faculty members through awards and honors for the excellence and distinction of their work. Annual awards, are presented across the array of faculty endeavors that are essential to the mission. The Office of the Provost administers the Distinguished Teaching Awards and the Fund for Faculty Excellence. Other university honors are presented below for reference.