Advancing Top 25: UB Faculty Hiring

As New York’s flagship university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the University at Buffalo (UB) is among the premier research universities in the nation and world. UB is the thriving epicenter of the Western New York regional community, a national leader in public higher education, and a global hub for excellence in research and education. As a diverse academic community, UB’s mission is to bring the benefits of our research, scholarship, creative activity, and educational excellence to global and local communities in ways that change the world for the better. We believe in public education for the public good.

Building on our existing strong foundation of academic and research excellence, UB’s long-range strategic goal to be recognized among the Top 25 public research universities in the nation is focused on continually pursuing academic and research excellence, and expanding the university’s engagement and impact locally, nationally and globally. UB is determined to continually promote and support collaborative, cross-disciplinary research dedicated to addressing the most critical issues and challenges of our time. UB is also committed to harnessing its educational, research and engagement energies to combat racism, dismantle structural barriers to equity, and make UB a more inclusive place to live, learn and work.

With a historic investment from New York State and in support of our Top 25 goal, we will substantially grow our ranks of tenured and tenure-track faculty over the next two years in areas of great societal importance and university strength: Democracy and Society, Human Health, Sustainability, and Transformational Technology. In particular, we are interested in recruiting faculty who will carry out impactful research and scholarship, provide innovative educational and research opportunities for our students, and enhance UB’s international recognition. Please click on the links below to learn more about these impact areas and current opportunities at UB. 

Impact Areas

  • Democracy and Society
    UB is home to world class programs in the humanities, social sciences, law, education, management, social work, and urban planning, with recognized strength in public/election law and interdisciplinary legal and social sciences research. Through the Advancing Top 25 faculty hiring initiative, UB will enhance our strength in disciplines that enable democracies and sustainable, equitable societies to flourish.
  • Human Health
    Home to five health sciences schools, UB is nationally and internationally recognized for its groundbreaking research and innovation, its impactful clinical programs, and its excellent educational programs. Through Advancing Top 25, UB will hire faculty focused on critical areas related to human health including aging, personalized healthcare, biomedical technology, and addressing health disparities.
  • Sustainability
    From our groundbreaking research on the environmental disaster at Love Canal to the collaborations currently being supported by our RENEW Institute and our innovative sustainability efforts across campus, which have gained extensive national attention in recent years, UB has made environmental sustainability a top priority. Through this faculty hiring initiative, UB will continue building our strength and impact in sustainability.
  • Transformational Technology
    UB has a rich history of research in Artificial Intelligence (AI), data science and quantum science that continues today through the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and the AI Institute for Exceptional Education. Through Advancing Top 25, UB will continue building our capacity to address complex problems in the fields of AI, data science, quantum science, medicine and related areas.