Academic Insights

Diversifying our faculty

September 15, 2020
Academic Strategic Communications

With the 2020-2021 cohort of new faculty, UTSA is making steady progress in efforts to enhance the diversity of our tenured/tenure-track faculty. Here is demographic data on the 64 T/TT new faculty who joined the university this fall.

pie chart showing the diversity of new faculty: 6% Asian, 5% Black, 22% Hispanic, 38% White, 16% International, 14% undisclosed
45% Female
55% male
26 Percent

Increase in % of new faculty who identify as being from historically underrepresented minority groups (Black and Hispanic) compared to Fall 2019

14 Percent

Increase in % of new faculty who identify as Hispanic (compared to Fall 2019)

As a distinguished Hispanic Serving Institution, UTSA is committed to hiring and retaining outstanding tenured/tenure-track (T/TT) faculty who identify as Hispanic/Latino, as well as other groups that are underrepresented in higher education, to serve as mentors and models of success for our students. UTSA updated faculty recruitment guidelines in 2019 to ensure inclusive and diverse practices in all faculty searches. Additionally, the Accelerating Faculty Diversity Hiring Program, a component of the Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative, supports additional hiring of diverse T/TT faculty who will advance inclusive excellence at UTSA through enhancing student success, research and academic distinction.