Diversity Recruitment Resources: Appendices

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Appendix A: Sample Language for Job Postings

Marquette University does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran’s status, or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions.  At Marquette, we are dedicated to nurturing an inclusive, diverse community that fosters new opportunities, partnerships, collaboration and vigorous yet respectful debate. We welcome and respect all our diverse constituents and value their contributions to our vibrant campus community. This commitment is reflected in our educational mission and in our programs, initiatives, service, and scholarly activity.

The [unit/department] seeks candidates with a proven record of contributing to equity, diversity, and inclusion [in their research, teaching, and service/previous professional role(s)]. Candidates should be prepared to identify strengths and experiences in this area, such as through [educating students to become global citizens and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for all students regardless of background.]

Additional examples of academic job descriptions that highlight diversity can be found here

Appendix B: Job Boards for Organizations that Represent Diverse Groups

Note: Most underrepresented candidates are looking at job postings in the same places as majority population candidates. That said, advertising on listservs, websites and through associations that are affinity-based and often discipline-specific can be effective if the position description gives a clear indication that diversity is important. Posting in these spaces will increase exposure to not only the position but also our institution as a whole.

Higher ed job sites:

Professional organizations and associations:

Other sites to consider:

Additional organizations with a diversity focus can also be found here: https://dib.harvard.edu/resources

Appendix C: Additional Resources

Achieving Equity and Diversity in Faculty Recruitment: Research & Practice - 2019 Conference Report, UC Davis with support from National Science Foundation ECR Grants

Interrupting the Usual: Successful Strategies for Hiring Diverse Faculty by Smith, D. G., Turner, C.S.,  Osei-Kofi, N. & Richards, S. (2004). The Journal of Higher Ed.

Searching for a Diverse Faculty: Data-Driven Recommendations, a 2018 report from the University of California - Berkeley

Searching for Excellence: Evidence-Based Strategies for Equitable and Inclusive Faculty Hiring, UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Searching for Excellence & Diversity: A Guide for Search Committees, University of Wisconsin-Madison

What Works: Evidence-Based Ideas to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace, University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Employment Equity

 

Introduction to Recruiting for Diversity

Phase 1: Cast a Wide Net

Phase 2: Understanding Implicit Bias

Phase 3: Candidate Review

Phase 4: Extending the Offer and Making the Hire

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