University of Kansas opens up 62 new positions
- Oct. 9, 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. There are 62 new positions now available.
The positions are separated into three categories: 12 Foundation Professor spots, 30 positions in the School of Engineering and 22 other undesignated positions.
Jack Martin, director of strategic communications at 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 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 its need for 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.