Recruiting top faculty to UT Austin is one of the most important things the university does every year. The provost's office holds workshops for faculty search committees because we want to ensure that the university is recruiting the best faculty to the Forty Acres across all disciplines.
The workshops provide information to help search committee members understand how to yield a wide and diverse pool of candidates, and how to fairly and equitably evaluate them. Topics covered during the workshop include:
- Legal dos and don'ts during a search
- Managing a search committee
- How to conduct active recruiting
- Excellence and diversity
- Implicit biases
- Best ways to conduct an interview process
- Closing the deal
For more information about faculty search committee workshops contact Del Watson, director of faculty affairs.