Search Committee Training Resources
- Johnson, S., Heckman, D., & Chan, E. (2016). If there’s only one woman in your candidate pool, there’s statistically no chance she’ll be hired.
- Lee, C. L. (2014). Search committees: A comprehensive guide to successful faculty, staff, and administrative searches (2nd ed.). Sterling, Va.: Stylus Publishing.
- Moody, J. (2012). Faculty diversity: Removing the barriers (2nd ed.). New York, N.Y.: Routledge.
- Reviewing Applicants: Research on Bias and Assumptions, WISELI, University of Wisconsin.
- Smith, J. L., Handley, I.M., Zale, A. V., Rushing, S., & Potvin, M.A. (2015). Now hiring: Empirically testing a three-step intervention to increase faculty gender diversity in STEM. BioScience, 65(11), 1084-1087.
- University of Washington Advance Center for Institutional Change: Faculty recruitment and hiring (website):
- Ability Links: The job opportunity website for persons with disabilities and inclusive employers.
- Association for Women in Math: The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
- Association for Women in Science: The leading advocate for women in STEM.
- DiverseJobs: The job site of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, the flagship publication of a leading publisher of higher education news. We are a leading resource site for careers in academia.
- Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) Jobs: HERC is the only non-profit organization devoted to connecting exceptional professionals with careers at higher education and affiliated employers that have a shared mission to promote equity and inclusion, support dual-career couples and create a future shaped by diversity of thought and perspectives. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives.
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers two on-line employment services:
- ProTalento Résumé Database — HACU partners can have access to the ProTalento Résumé Database to search for diverse talent to fill job openings.
- Job Posting/Employment links — HACU partners can post their job vacancies or a link directly to their own employment pages so job seekers can access from the HACU website any available employment listings.
- How two institutions diversified their faculties without spending big or setting hard targets: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/09/28/how-two-institutions-diversified-their-faculties-without-spending-big-or-setting
- IMDiversity: IMDiversity.com is dedicated to providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women.
- “Making Diversity Happen,” Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 28, 2017.
- Minority Faculty/Staff Applicant Database (MFAD): MFAD has become the largest resource in circulating faculty, staff and administrative jobs to diverse candidates.
- Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, LGBT CareerLink: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workplace equality. LGBT Careerlink offers tools and resources focused on LGBT inclusion in the workplace. Membership is free for LGBT job seekers and competitive subscription packages are available for employers of all sizes.
- Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program: The SREB Scholar Directory is a database that showcases more than 1,000 accomplished doctoral scholars and successful Ph.D. recipients who are committed to pursuing careers in the professoriate. The database offers faculty and research recruiters an economical way to reach a diverse group of people. It includes access to: vitae, profiles, research and scholarship areas, as well as other information for all doctoral scholars and Ph.D. recipients who have attended the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the largest gathering of minority Ph.D. and Ph.D. candidates in the nation. The scholar directory is available only through subscription.
- Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Job Posting Service: The SREB Program Website offers a job posting service. This is a free service that universities from the entire nation are encouraged to use.
Please Note: All descriptions above are taken from the resource websites