Carnegie Mellon University
Faculty Recruitment

Recommended Steps and Resources for Faculty Recruitment 

To sustain and strengthen the university’s commitment to an open, fair process consistent with excellence and inclusion, we have provided recommended steps and resources to help carry out diverse and equitable searches.

While many factors can contribute to the underrepresentation of women and under represented minorities in faculty positions (e.g. degree of encouragement toward academia, mentoring, access to role models, issues of climate), this web site emphasizes the role of implicit bias. The ideas are consistent with best practices to increase equity and inclusion that draw heavily on the work of several NSF ADVANCE programs. 

The recommendations described here were originally developed in the Mellon College of Science and were adapted for this website.  

The checklist provides a guide to best practices.