The Office of the Provost, in collaboration with the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, the Diederich College of Communication, and the College of Business Administration, have announced a cluster hire supporting the development of the new Race and Ethnic Studies program at Marquette University. These faculty members will teach courses and conduct scholarship in support of the new program.
The Offices of the Provost and Diversity and Inclusion will begin faculty recruiting efforts to contribute to the development of the new major this fall. “These new hires will bolster the efforts of existing faculty and help Marquette to build a critical mass of scholars studying and teaching about race, ethnicity and intersectionality,” Provost Dan Myers said. “This added intellectual fire power will help Marquette, as a community of students and scholars, grapple with societal challenges. We owe it to our students and ourselves to develop the best possible community of teachers and scholars on this important and complex topic.”
The faculty hiring initiative will include appointments in philosophy, social and cultural studies, history and foreign language, business, and communication that will regularly offer courses that can be cross-listed to the Race and Ethnic Studies program, as it develops further. The provost intends to repeat the hiring emphasis for a second year to ensure a robust faculty cohort.
A faculty committee in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences is currently working to construct the new Race and Ethnic Studies program and hopes to forward it for approval this year for students to enroll in for the 2018-19 academic year.