Carnegie Mellon University

Dean's Review Before Searching

  1. The Department Head must receive approval from the Dean (or his/her designate) before advertising the position. The Dean will typically request a meeting with the Department Head and the Search Committee Chair. It is expected that the following will be submitted in advance for discussion during the meeting.
      • The list of search committee members 
      • The proposed print and web-based advertisement.
      • The search plan to expand and diversify the applicant pool.
      • The demographics of recent Ph.Ds. in the discipline. One recommended source is the Survey of Earned Doctorates Data available from NORC at the University of Chicago which provides data by gender and race for “detailed disciplines” through the Tabulation Engine. Other sources from disciplinary professional societies are also welcome. Breakdown of the data by subfield is needed only in the case of a narrow search area.
      • The plan for tracking the diversity of the applicant pool. Search chairs and department administrators have access to view and report on  the demographics and other important information about your applicant pool through A Guide to Reporting in Interfolio Faculty Search

2. The Department Head will report periodically to the Dean on the search, including progress in implementing the search plan and monitoring aggregate demographic data.