The 2011-2012 Faculty Replenishment Hiring Initiative (FRI), sponsored by the Office of the Provost, will provide funding to hire assistant and associate professors as individual faculty members and as part of inter- or intra-disciplinary clusters of faculty on the USC Columbia campus. Senior faculty will only be considered if a specific request and a strong case are made.
Summary of Program Guidelines (PDF)
- The faculty positions will be distributed as follows:
- 20 individual faculty positions at the assistant or associate professor level.
- 20 faculty positions for faculty clusters of two to four assistant and/or associate professors.
- 10 to 20 faculty positions to be distributed at the discretion of the Provost.
- The Office of the Provost will provide funds to support salary and fringe benefits costs of up to $95,000 each for 40 faculty hires at the assistant or associate professor level on the Columbia campus. If the combined salary and benefits are greater than $95,000, the dean should discuss the additional salary needs and the faculty hire’s start-up needs with the Provost simultaneously during the negotiations with the faculty member.
- The Office of the Provost will provide funds to support salary and fringe benefits costs for clusters of two to four faculty members each.
- Members of the cluster may be appointed in the same unit or in different units.
- Members of the cluster may also be jointly appointed across units.
- The Office of the Provost will provide funds to support salary and fringe benefits costs of $95,000 per faculty member so that funding for a cluster of two faculty members will be $190,000 and for a cluster of four faculty members will be $380,000.
- Candidates for these faculty positions may be hired either as associate professors with tenure or as tenure-track assistant or associate professors.
- Academic units and/or their college/schools will be fully responsible for:
- the unit’s and college/school’s percentage of the start-up costs; and
- any space allocation or building renovations. (The Academic Space Needs and Planning Committee will assist academic units which need assistance in finding space for the new faculty.)
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