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Hiring Staff & Faculty 2009

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Hiring Staff & Faculty 2009

  1. 1. Thoughts for Hiring Faculty and Staff<br />Arlene Carney<br />August 20, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Search Committees<br />Appoint a diverse search committee – gender, race, ethnicity, etc.<br />Be aware of the rank of women and faculty of color<br />If these faculty are always the junior faculty on the committee, their influence and contribution is limited.<br />
  3. 3. Search Committees<br />Be aware of implicit biases that all of us have.<br />Try this web site at Harvard to assess some implicit biases.<br />https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/<br />
  4. 4. Search Committees<br />Write an unbiased search advertisement.<br />Consider the broad sweep of candidates.<br />
  5. 5. Search Tactics<br />Have recruiting materials available that address:<br />Relocation<br />Dual career coupleshttp://www1.umn.edu/ohr/rap/spousepartner/<br /> Higher Education Recruiting Consortium (HERC)http://www.uppermidwestherc.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=4166<br />
  6. 6. Search Tactics<br />Send these materials to all candidates.<br />You have opened the door to a discussion of dual career hires.<br />This will enhance the chances that the candidate will bring up couple issues at an earlier time in the hiring process.<br />
  7. 7. Search Tactics<br />Link the candidates to programs for faculty<br />Wish You Were Here website<br />http://www1.umn.edu/wishyouwerehere/<br />

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