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.
Many factors can contribute to the exclusion of women, under represented and minoritized people in faculty positions (e.g. degree of encouragement toward academia, mentoring, access to role models, issues of climate). The ideas presented here are consistent with best practices to increase equity and inclusion that draw heavily on the work of several NSF ADVANCE programs.
Bias Mitigation sessions are available for faculty search committees, leadership search committees, and leadership review committees. Contact Courtney Bryant, Director, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, for more information and to schedule a session.
Dual Career Program
We are committed to recruiting and retaining diverse and talented faculty members, which often involves the needs and interests of their partners and family.
Deans and Department Heads
If you are a Dean or Department Head and would like assistance with a dual career opportunity hire, contact Courtney Bryant, Director, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a faculty member and would like assistance with a dual career opportunity hire, visit the Office of Human Resources Dual Career Program page for more information.
Funding for faculty dual career partners is available in some situations, and requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis as not each request can be supported. The Provost may provide up to 1/3 salary support for as many as three years, provided the remainder of support is financed by the college hiring the primary faculty member and/or the college hiring the dual partner. A typical balance would be 1/3‐1/3-1/3 split, but the balance of 2/3 funding can be negotiated between the colleges. Funding plans are not available for deans and department heads. For more information, contact Courtney Bryant, Director, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, at email@example.com.