Cluster Hiring Initiative

An initiative providing an alternative to departmentally based hiring practices and norms. It fosters collaborative research, education and outreach by creating new interdisciplinary areas of knowledge that cross boundaries of existing academic departments. 

United States
Impact indicators
  • Faculty hired through this program had marginal or significantly greater success getting access to federal research funding and won more patents in STEM fields. 
  • Creation of new interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Higher retention rate of faculty from clusters.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison