Search Strategies to Attract, Engage and Develop an Excellent and Diverse Faculty

Department Chairs

We are 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

Search Committees

If you are a search committee chair, we ask that you contact us before your search begins so we can schedule a Dialogue with Search Committees presentation for the chair and members to review search plans, discuss issues related to diversity, 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

Dialogues with Search Committees

The Office of Inclusion is available to present our “Dialogues with Search Committees”  to your search committees, or groups of faculty. The Dialogues discuss recruitment plans, strategies to expand outreach and enrich the pool with diverse candidates, and topics such as cultural competence and the impact of unconscious bias.

To make an appointment for a “Dialogues with Search Committees” presentation contact Maria L. Wilson at