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UGA launches $2.2 million interdisciplinary faculty hiring initiative

Sixteen new faculty positions at the University of Georgia have been created through an interdisciplinary hiring initiative designed to enhance teaching, service and research in fields that are of emerging statewide and global significance.

Seventy percent of the salaries for the President's Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative will be funded through the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, with the remaining 30 percent split between participating units. A total of $2.2 million has been allocated for the initiative, which includes funds for salaries as well as one-time startup costs, such as those required to equip laboratories.