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Recruitment of new faculty

Research Achievements

Recruitment of new faculty

A key achievement in the service of our program's educational goals is recruitment of first-rate new faculty who will build critical bridges across fields and whose individual goals align closely with those of the program. Despite officially being in a hiring freeze, the U of Maryland made an unprecedented six new tenure-track faculty appointments in language science in 2009-10, spread across 4 departments. This indicates how the university has redoubled its support for interdisciplinary language research as a consequence of the IGERT. IGERT students were very active participants in a number of these faculty searches, and students are already including these new faculty in their research and training plans.