Thoughts for Hiring Faculty and Staff

Arlene Carney August 20, 2009

Search Committees
• Appoint a diverse search committee – gender, race, ethnicity, etc. • Be aware of the rank of women and faculty of color – If these faculty are always the junior faculty on the committee, their influence and contribution is limited.

Search Committees
• Be aware of implicit biases that all of us have. • Try this web site at Harvard to assess some implicit biases. 

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Search Committees
• Write an unbiased search advertisement. • Consider the broad sweep of candidates.

Search Tactics
• Have recruiting materials available that address:
– Relocation – Dual career couples

Higher Education Recruiting Consortium (HERC)

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Search Tactics
• Send these materials to all candidates. • You have opened the door to a discussion of dual career hires. • This will enhance the chances that the candidate will bring up couple issues at an earlier time in the hiring process. • • •

Search Tactics
• Link the candidates to programs for faculty – Wish You Were Here website

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