Quinnipiac announces significant faculty hiring initiative

University will add 34 new full-time faculty and 10 academic support staff

May 03, 2022

Professor Antoaneta Vanc uses her global experiences to teach her School of Communications students.

Quinnipiac announced an unprecedented hiring initiative to add 34 new full-time faculty members and 10 academic support staff over the next three years.

This scale of hiring, targeted at emergent fields, is an exciting investment in distinctive academic programs and experiences that will further position Quinnipiac as the University of the Future.

This strategic investment will deepen and expand the model of personalized learning that distinguishes Quinnipiac.

It builds upon previously announced investments in new academic buildings and a residence hall that will add cutting-edge learning spaces and collaborative environments, sparking creativity and energizing scholarship. In addition, Quinnipiac’s new state-of-the-art Recreation and Wellness Center is scheduled to open this fall.

“Our faculty are expert teachers, scholars and practicing professionals in their fields who also serve as mentors and career advisers with lifelong connections to our students,” said Quinnipiac President Judy D. Olian. “This hiring initiative, targeted around emerging professional fields in demand by employers, ensures that QU will continue to provide an education that anticipates the future.”

The hiring is expected to begin immediately and continue over the next two years. The new academic support staff will expand the advising, mentoring and support offered to students across a range of areas. The hiring initiative will diversify faculty and academic staff at Quinnipiac, facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and promote student success.

“Quinnipiac faculty and academic staff are focused on preparing students for a lifetime of success in careers of the future,” said Provost Debra Liebowitz. “Expanding our faculty will foster innovation and academic excellence. Coupled with our wide-ranging partnership with Hartford HealthCare and investments in modern new facilities, this hiring initiative is yet another example of our steep, upward trajectory.”

There will be a mix of tenure-track, teaching and clinical positions among the new faculty roles.

"This is a very important investment in our Quinnipiac faculty and the fabulous work they do with our students,” said Bernadette Mele, chair of the Faculty Senate. “It also gives the university a significant opportunity to attract diverse candidates who bring a wide range of expertise, lived experiences and identities to our QU community.”

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