Hiring Programs

Hiring ProgramDescription
Career PartnerThe Career Partners Program began in response to the employment needs of dual-career academic partners. UCI recognizes the importance of an environment in which frequently more than just a single faculty appointment must be considered.

FTE Funding
  • Available to Ladder Rank Faculty Appointments.
  • Funding split evenly between:
    • The recruiting unit;
    • the host unit of spouse/partner;
    • And the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor.
Interim Funding Assistance
  • Will not exceed a period of two years.
  • Funding split (not necessarily in equal amounts) between :
    • The recruiting unit;
    • the host unit of spouse/partner;
    • And the Office of Academic Affairs.
Distinguished Professor Hiring ProgramDeans can use the Distinguished Professor Hiring Program to recruit accomplished scholars with national and international recognition who have achieved the highest levels of scholarship over the course of their career. This program provides funding for tenured faculty positions along with the highest campus-level distinction.
Distinguished Visiting Professor InitiativeThe purpose of this program is to attract a variety of highly successful and inspirational scholars to the UCI campus. Ideal candidates should contain a skill set that will contribute to UCI's visibility and research impact, as well as, inspire and mentor students by teaching courses and/or mentoring.

  • The Program will provide a replacement salary equivalent to the home institution up to a maximum of 80K.
  • Length of stay is up to one quarter/year for 3-5 years (cannot exceed 5 year limit ).
High Impact Hiring Plan (HIHP) Involves targeted recruitment of prominent and influential faculty leaders whose scholarly, scientific, and creative accomplishments and career trajectories promise to accelerate UCI's ascendancy among the ranks of globally preeminent research universities.

  • This plan is open to all units on the general campus and;
  • Will use what are in effect new faculty FTE and funding that were allocated to the campus for past enrollment growth but that were not distributed or permanently committed.
The total number of positions allocated through the HIHP will depend on the levels of appointment approved at the time of allocation.
Inclusive Excellence SupplementDeans can apply for an “inclusive excellence supplement” to help recruit faculty, identified through a standard department-based search, who contribute significantly to the goal of inclusive excellence. This does not apply to individuals hired in the High Impact Hiring Program (HIHP) or the Midcareer Professor Hiring Initiative.
Midcareer Professor Hiring InitiativeThis initiative seeks to hire tenured Associate to early Full Professors with distinguished publication (or creative endeavor) records and upward trajectories in their research profiles.

Candidates must:
  • Tie into your school’s strategic plan
  • Address workload needs, including increasing PhD enrollment
  • Advance inclusive excellence of faculty and/or graduate students
President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship ProgramThe University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.


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