Ensuring Diversity in Your Faculty Hiring Pool

The College expects search committees for faculty positions to ensure that all measures have been taken to attract a diverse applicant pool. Toward this end, the College requires that a search committee develop a diversity plan that must be approved before a job can be posted. One of the most efficient means of encouraging a diverse applicant pool is for faculty to contact their colleagues at other universities about the job opening and the department’s desire to attract a diverse array of applicants. This strategy, or something like it, should be a part of most diversity plans. The Dean’s Office also requires that the search committee provide evidence that the diversity plan has been followed before it will approve on-campus interviews.

The diversity plans linked to here have been approved by the Dean’s Office and can be considered as models for your own searches.

Diversity Plan for Cultural Anthropology Position

Geography Hiring Plan