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Black Lives Matter Faculty Cluster Hiring Program

Building on the historic hiring outcomes of Black faculty in 2019-20, this multi-year competitive program will allocate 10 positions across the campus for proposals that advance the understanding of the Black experience and the drivers of well-being for the Black community. Beginning in academic year 2020-21, at least three FTE will be allocated on a competitive basis each year for a period of three to five years for a total of 10 FTE. Each new hire will receive a $50,000 supplement annually for three years to advance the theme of the hiring program. Leveraging school-based priorities, this program is designed to recruit early- and mid-career scholars with research or creative programs that focus on understanding anti-Blackness and its varied manifestations in human activity and expression; or public policy solutions to structural racism in criminal justice, education, environment, health and wellness, urban planning and policy, or broadening participation in science and technology, business, and innovation.