By following best practice recruitment strategies, you can help ensure a diverse and inclusive candidate pool. Here, we’ve compiled various resources on how to conduct faculty searches equitably.
Applicant Evaluation Tool
Created by University of Michigan's ADVANCE program, this standardized evaluation tool helps committees fairly assess candidates and reduce the impact of unconscious bias during the evaluation of application materials. This form can be modified to meet your needs.
Diversity Community Councils
The Diversity Community Councils consist of community and business leaders that connect the UA with the larger Tucson community and include the African American, Asian Pacific American, Disability, Hispanic, LGBTQ and Native American Community Councils. Candidates and/or their partners can meet with members of any or several of these councils during their campus visits. Email Laura Hunter for more information.
Including diversity statements in job postings can result in a more diverse candidate pool.
Guide to Successful Searches
This guide from Human Resources provides a comprehensive look at the search process and important background information regarding laws, regulations and policies that inform best practices.
In order to improve the quality and diversity of candidate pools, at least one member of each hiring committee must attend a faculty hiring workshop.
Strategic Priorities Faculty Initiative (SPFI)
SPFI provides funding to hire faculty who advance student access and engagement, and provide our diverse student body with access to a research-based education.
Ten Minute Tools
Ten Minute Tools are short online modules that provide practical research-based tips on how to best conduct each of the major stages of the faculty search process. They are all 10 minutes or less. NetID login required.
Top Ten Recruitment Strategies
From launching your search to conducting campus visits, this document outlines helpful advice for each step of the process.