All opportunistic hiring (e.g. SPFI, GIDP, etc.) requires an application from an ALVSCE unit during the annual call for faculty hires and follows the hiring plan process. These are requested during the Spring semester of each year and subject for approval during the Summer months with approval to begin hiring in the Fall semester.
Strategic Priorities Faculty Initiative (SPFI)
The Strategic Priorities Faculty Initiative (SPFI) provides temporary University financial support to academic departments enabling them to hire additional full-time, tenure- track faculty or continuing track academic professionals who will enhance UArizona's distinctive strengths in advancing Inclusive Excellence via equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion as outlined in the University of Arizona’s Purpose and Values. The SPFI program provides funding to hire faculty who were not recruited through a search with designated funding.