Call for 2015-16 High Impact Hiring Plan (HIHP) Proposals

Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to invite the first round of 2015-16 High Impact Hiring Plan (HIHP) proposals. As a result of ongoing assessment of the HIHP process, we have made some changes in procedures for this round. Complete information about the HIHP process and how to submit proposals can be found on my website: High Impact Hiring Plan and Call for Proposals.
Full proposals are due to the Office of Academic Planning by 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2015 and should be submitted electronically, as a complete package, to In the interest of our ability to respond quickly, proposals received after the due date will be considered in the next round of reviews, currently planned for late February, 2016.
Proposals will be put through an extensive process of consultation with campus groups including the Academic Planning Group, academic deans, the ADVANCE Program Advising Committee, Distinctions Committee for appropriate candidates, and more specialized ad hoc groups of faculty as needed for expert assessment. Any questions about this process or resubmitting previously-declined proposals should be directed to Judith Stepan-Norris, Vice Provost for Academic Planning, at
Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping us identify and recruit this new group of outstanding faculty leaders.
Enrique Lavernia
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science