Faculty Search Committee Workshop

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

Part 1 is the online self-guided faculty search committee course. This part of the workshop will take approximately 60 minutes. Part 1 of the workshop will prepare you for a quiz about inclusive hiring practices and legalities.  You must correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in order to pass this portion of the workshop. Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2. Part 2 is the live Zoom workshop that faculty search committees will attend as a group. Your committee chair will help schedule this.

Follow-Up Discussions are 60-minute informal live Zoom meetings hosted once a month throughout the school year for faculty who have taken Parts 1 or 2 of the workshop and would like to discuss anything pertaining to the search process, with topics including support and guidance for best practices and legalities.

For more information about faculty search committee workshops contact Dr. Grayson Hunt, Director of Equity Outreach and Resources

September 29, 2:00-3:30PM
October 1, 8:30-10:00AM
October 5, 12:30-2:00PM
October 6, 3:30-5:00PM
October 13, 2:3-04:00PM
October 19, 1:00-2:30PM
October 22, 8:30-10:00AM
October 26, 12:00-1:30PM
October 29, 8:30-10:00AM
November 2, 1:00-2:30PM
November 4, 2:30-4:00PM
November 8, 11:00-12:30PM
November 10, 2:30-4:00PM
November 12, 1:00-2:30PM
November 16, 1:00-2:30PM
November 18, 3:30-5:00PM
November 22, 10:00-11:30AM
November 29, 9:30-11:00AM
December 3, 1:00-2:30PM
December 6, 2:30-4:00PM

September 24, 2021 11:00-12:00PM
October 28, 2021 3:00-4:00pm
November 9, 2021 1 -2:00PM
December 2, 3:00-4:00PM
January 28, 11:00-12:00PM
February 24, 3:00-4:00PM
March 25, 11:00-12:o0PM
April 29, 3:00-4:00PM
May 6, 11:00-12:00PM

Fall 2021 Faculty Search Committee Schedule

Part 1: Online Course

On demand

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Part 2: Live Virtual Workshop

For a list of available dates and times please view the link below.

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Follow-Up Discussions

For a list of available dates and times please view the link below.

Register here