Search Strategies

Department Chairs

We’re available to meet with department chairs and search committees to discuss recruitment strategies, objectives, challenges or opportunities specific to the department and discipline.

Our discussion may focus on:

To schedule a meeting or request information, contact smbs-inclusion@buffalo.edu.

Search Committees

If you are a search committee chair, we ask that you contact us before your search begins so we can schedule a diversity dialogue with your committee members to review search plans, discuss issues related to diversity and inclusion, and provide training and resources. 

Among other topics, we may discuss:

  • the differences among affirmative action, diversity and inclusion
  • national demographics for the position/discipline
  • the advantages of an open position description
  • expanding your advertising and outreach
  • campus visits, interviews and following up
  • legal and illegal interview topics
  • unconscious bias and other barriers

To schedule a meeting or request information, contact smbs-inclusion@buffalo.edu.