A press release from the University of Georgia reports that 24 faculty searches will soon get under way including several chaired professorships thanks to a special funding initiative.
Jere Morehead, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, worked with the deans of UGA's 16 schools and colleges and the vice president for research to identify critical tenured and tenure-track positions to be funded through a $2 million salary allocation, with an additional $2 million allotted for one-time startup costs, such as equipping laboratories for researchers in the sciences.
School president Michael Adams said that the $4 million in central budget savings would be used to address some crucial needs in faculty hiring.
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