Loyola Marymount University (LMU) will welcome 40 new faculty members for its fall academic term, said Ernest Rose, the university’s senior vice president and chief academic officer.

LMU president Robert B. Lawton has set a goal of increasing the number of full-time tenure-track faculty members by 100. The addition of this year’s group — which includes nine full-time tenure-track professors — brings the total number of new faculty hired to 89 since 2001-2002, demonstrating the university’s continued commitment to academic excellence, LMU officials said.

Overall there will be 369 full-time tenure-track faculty members teaching at the Westchester campus this fall. The official number will be reported in November.

The nine new tenure-track faculty members and 31 visiting and clinical professors are recruited from such recognized doctoral programs as Brown University, Harvard University, Purdue University, UCLA, USC and UC Irvine.

They will be participating in an ongoing, two-year orientation process that will begin with a two-day new faculty orientation session Monday and Tuesday, August 18th and 19th.

Faculty may view the complete orientation schedule by visiting the new faculty orientation Web site at www.lmu.edu/new faculty/. Information, the Office of Faculty Support at (310) 338-2733.