To support the University’s effort to recruit the world’s best faculty, the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity (FD&D) provides a range of resources, drawn from research and the experience of colleagues at Harvard and elsewhere.
- Best Practices for Conducting Faculty Searches (Faculty Search Guide)
- Unconscious Bias and its Influence on Decision Making
- Guide to Acceptable Interview Questions
- Sample Candidate Evaluation Sheet
- Harvard Statement of Equal Opportunity Laws and Policies
- Disability-related Resources and Best Practices for Faculty Recruitment
- Disability Resources for Current and Prospective Faculty
We have drawn on and recommend Searching for Excellence & Diversity: A Guide for Search Committees, by Eve Fine and Jo Handelsman, as well as materials from Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, NSF ADVANCE program, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, and the University of Washington.
Helpful Guidance for an Effective Search Process 2016
The Faculty Search Process: The Art & Science of Selecting Outstanding Faculty
How to approach the search, how to work with colleagues, how to identify and avoid roadblocks, and how to facilitate open and effective deliberations throughout the various stages of the process. (transcript)
|Three distinguished scholars discussed their work on how decision-making factors may influence the selection process for faculty at institutions like Harvard. (transcript)|
Helpful Guidance for an Effective Search Process 2015
|Panelists discussed how to approach the search, work with colleagues, identify and avoid roadblocks, and how to facilitate open and effective deliberations throughout the various stages of the process. (transcript)|