Best Practices for Conducting Faculty Searches
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We have drawn on and recommend Searching for Excellence and 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, Columbia, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, and the University of Washington.
Additional Harvard Resources
- Disability-related Resources and Best Practices for Faculty Recruitment (PDF)
- Disability Resources for Current and Prospective Faculty (PDF)
- Guide to Acceptable Interview Questions (PDF)
- Sample Candidate Evaluation Sheet (PDF)
Background Reading and Resources
Outsmarting Human Minds (OHM) is a series of short videos and podcasts on decision-making with insights from the mind sciences.
- OHM was founded by Mahzarin Banaji who is Harvard’s Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Harvard College Professor, Chair of the Department of Psychology, and Senior Adviser to the Dean on Faculty Development.
- Take an Implicit Association Test (IAT) at Project Implicit to explore your attitudes toward or beliefs about various biases that we all have.
- HERC’s Search Committee Training Toolkit: The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) offers a search committee toolkit of four short films and accompanying worksheets that introduce hiring committees to inclusive, equitable recruitment practices to supplement current diversity and inclusion hiring activities.
- Unconscious Bias and its Influence on Decision Making (PDF)
- Implicit Bias Video Series, a seven-part series for search committee members from UCLA's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office
- ADVANCE Program (National Science Foundation)
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence Initiative (AACU)
- FD&D Annual Reports