University begins hiring campaign
- Oct. 8, 2012
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As part of the Bold Aspirations and Changing for Excellence programs, the University has begun its largest hiring campaign in almost a decade. 62 new positions are now available.
The positions are separated into three categories: 12 Foundation Professor spots, 30 spots in the School of Engineering and 22 other undesignated positions. Jack Martin, director of strategic communications for the University said the campaign’s emphasis on research is both a state-driven initiative and part of the University’s focus on its Association of American Universities membership.
“We’re looking to hire 12 world-class professors to add to the talent we already have and to act as key drivers in the research areas,” Martin said. “The campaign relates to our overall stature as a research institution.”
Martin also said the state has seen an increase in the need of engineers. Expanding the enrollment of the School of Engineering and adding more faculty will help the job market in Kansas.
“The lack of engineers was identified by the state government as an impediment to job growth,” he said.
The University hopes to entice established and distinguished professors, Martin said. The campaign includes both print and online advertising.