The University of Michigan (UM) will hire at least 20 tenure-track faculty – versed in academic work on structural racism and racial inequality – over the next three years as part of its new anti-racism initiative.

“We’re building on all of the existing focus, attention, expertise, commitment with the specifics in terms of focus on work around anti-racism,” said Dr. Susan M. Collins, UM provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “And so, the faculty hiring cluster is intended to really work on scholarship, building up and enhancing the many existing faculty we already have on campus by bringing some additional faculty to campus in coordinated ways.”

For this anti-racism initiative, the Provost’s Office will be partnering with the school’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) and the Office of Research.

Read the full article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education (November 19, 2020)