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Under-Represented Faculty Recruitment Program (UFRP)

The Under-Represented Faculty Recruitment Program (UFRP) at UIC began operation in 1989 as the Minority Faculty Recruitment Program (MFRP) to increase the hiring of African-American, Latino and Native American candidates to tenured or tenure-track positions. UFRP is designed to encourage and assists colleges and departments at UIC in the recruitment of under-represented faculty. The aim is to develop a more diverse faculty, which matches the diversity of the UIC student population.

Faculty are defined as under-represented and eligible for UFRP if their race and gender is such that meets either of two criteria: 1) African-American, Latino, or Native American, or 2) Asians/Pacific Islanders, women or men being recruited into disciplines in which their racial or gender group is underrepresented. For criterion 2, under-representation is based on a formula that compares current and available percentages of faculty members with the same racial or gender status in the discipline and the desired target percentage (defined at UIC as one half of the percentage of the student population with the same race or gender). For detailed information on the requirements and process access the link below.