In order to maximize the educational experience, students benefit the most by learning from a diverse population of faculty. The university is committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse culture among faculty, as we prepare students to enter the global workforce.
The Faculty Recruitment Diversity Initiative was created to better support departments and units in the recruitment process.
This initiative is restricted to competitive searches for tenured and tenure-track faculty and to departments and units who could not advertise in additional venues, or bring in the additional candidate without the Provost’s Office assistance.
The search committee must be made up of diverse members with different perspectives, backgrounds, and expertise with a commitment to diversity and excellence. The search committee chair must complete training provided by the Office of Inclusion and Equity or have other documented diversity/inclusion training.
The Provost’s Office will reimburse funds for the following recruitment activities:
Position advertising funds request
Assistance with position advertising in venues not traditionally utilized and that have the potential of reaching a more diverse applicant pool.
Finalist funds request
Bringing an additional faculty finalist to campus if that candidate would add to the diversity of the faculty in the department/school.