Staffing Initiative

Staffing Initiative

Staffing Initiative to Create 25 Shared Tenure Related Positions. 

In 07-08 University Studies initiated a staffing proposal to create twenty-five, tenure-related positions over three years.  The initiative was designed to facilitate shared hiring by the University Studies program and academic units by providing full salary support on an indefinite basis for specific faculty hires.  The table summarizes the full set of positions awarded through this initiative.  The positions with one asterisk are the ones awarded this year, the final phase of the initiative.  In all, 17 positions were appointed as the result of national searches and 8 were created through the conversion of fixed-term positions in University Studies.

Positions established as the result of the University Studies staffing initiative begun in 2007-08  

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  15 Positions


Chicano Latino Studies



Environmental Science and Management



International Studies**

International Studies**






Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies**

College of Urban & Public Affairs  4 Positions

Community Health

Community Health*

Urban Studies and Planning

Urban Studies and Planning*

Fine & Performing Arts  1 Position

Art History

Graduate School of Education  1Position

Educational Leadership & Policy**

Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science  1Position

Electrical and Computer Engineering

School of Business Administration  2 Positions



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School of Social Work  1Position

Child & Family Studies

TOTAL  25 Positions
* positions allocated in Phase IV of staffing initiative. 4 positions.
** fixed-term to tenure track transition. 8 positions.

Conditions:  Shared positions will be housed in the Academic Units. University Studies will retain funding for the shared positions. In the event that a Shared Faculty resigns from Portland State University or is not granted tenure, there is no guarantee that the replacement position will go back to the same department.

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University Studies Staffing Initiative
Staffing Phase 3
Faculty Proposal