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Hiring incentives

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In 2013, University of California President Janet Napolitano committed $5 million to continue the salary hiring incentive and initiate a start-up hiring incentive for President's and Chancellor's postdoctoral fellows appointed since 1996 who obtain tenure-track faculty appointments at one of the UC general campuses. The salary hiring incentive supports former fellows in all fields and provides 5 years of partial salary support to the campus. For information about campus implementation, please contact your department chair or dean.

The start-up hiring incentive supported 15 former fellows in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields appointed at various UC campuses including the health science schools beginning in July 2014. As of June 30, 2016, the start-up hiring incentive funds are now exhausted.  These funds provided up to 20% of start-up costs for faculty in STEM fields if the total start-up costs exceed $400K, with a cap of $200K per hire and made a significant impact on hiring in STEM fields.

To learn more about the faculty hiring incentives, please refer to the President's letter, the Provost's letter, and the PPFP/CFP Faculty Hiring Incentive FAQs.

Search committees interested in implementing best practices in hiring can find current guidance from the Academic Senate here>>

To search a directory of fellows who are eligible for the hiring incentive, visit the Fellows directory page >>