Syracuse University Cluster Hires Initiative

As part of ongoing efforts to advance the institutional research enterprise, the second round of the Syracuse University Cluster Hires Initiative is underway. Cluster hires are hires of multiple scholars into at least two schools/colleges in related areas, based on shared, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research interests. Cluster hires and academic cluster creation serve to align the University’s research to extramural funding trends, strengthen research activity, enhance faculty diversity and develop opportunities for student research and learning that responds to societal challenges.

The deadline for submission of the second round of cluster hire proposals is 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2019.

The guidelines, existing cluster information, and slides from the September 30 Information Session are posted on Answers (requires NetID and password to view). UPDATE: Page limit for proposal narrative increased. Please see new posted guidelines file.

Questions regarding Cluster Hires may be directed to