Below, you will find a plethora of resources that will be invaluable in all stages of your search for a new faculty member - from writing the advertisment, to evaluating the candidates.
Evaluation Rubric Examples in No Particular Order
- Rubric 1
- Rubric 2
- Rubric 3
- Rubric from Michigan State
- Rubric from UCLA
- Rubric 5
- Rubric 6
- Rubric 7 (.doc version)
- Rubric 8 - png image of a very comprehensive excel file
The Nuts and Bolts of the Search Process
- Checklist for employment of full-time faculty
- UNC Charlotte Office of Legal Affairs Interview and Search Committee Guidelines
- The Faculty Recruitment Process
- Search Committee Fundamentals
- HERC of the Carolinas: The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium of the Carolinas - an excellent resource for dual-career hires. HERC of the Carolinas connects talented professionals with the best higher education employers in the East, listing hundreds of jobs from our member colleges and universities, community colleges, teaching hospitals, and research institutes.Our member institutions are committed to diversity hiring and dual-career couples, and our jobs cover the broadest spectrum of business functions, academic disciplines, and career stages.
- List of places your job advertisement will appear because of UNC Charlotte's membership in HERC of the Carolinas
- HERC Partnerships Directory
- When Two Bodies Are (Not) a Problem: Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring
Strategic Interview Questions
- Examples of Questions that Focus on Job-Related Behaviors
- Examples of Diversity-Related Questions
- Questions to Ask to Help Create a Diverse Applicant Pool
Strategic Diversity Questions
- UNC Charlotte is committed to building a culturally diverse environment. How would you further this goal?
- How have multicultural issues influenced and /or been a part of your teaching, research and outreach/service?
- What do you see as the most challenging aspects of an increasingly diverse academic community?
- Follow up question….
- What initiatives or strategies have you taken in your previous capacities to meet such challenges?
- How does diversity relate specifically to this job and how do you incorporate diversity into your day to day work?
- Describe strategies (that you have used or considered) for creating an inclusive learning environment for your students?
- Provide us with examples of how you have managed diversity in your classroom setting.
- Has diversity played a role in shaping your teaching and advising styles?
Best Practices for Building A Diverse Faculty
- Building the Faculty Pool: The candidate pool is the single most important factor in the success of an initiative to diversify the faculty
- Effective Strategies to Diversify STEM Faculty - excellent powerpoint with numerous institutions contributing to the content
- Best Practices for Hiring Disabled Faculty Members
- 3 Myths Plus a Few Best Practices for Achieving Diversity - Scientific American
- How to Do a Better Job of Searching for Diversity
- Search Committee Practices to Enable Equity
- How and Why We Built a Majority- Minority Faculty
- Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Women in Physics by The American Physical Society. A useful resource for Recruiting and Retaining Women Faculty in STEM disciplines in general
- HERC Disability Inclusion Toolkit
The Literature Supporting Building a Diverse Faculty and Biases that Can Hinder Building a Diverse Faculty
- National Viewpoint: The Importance of Hiring a Diverse Faculty
- Want More Innovation? Get More Diversity
- Sex and Science: How Professor Gender Perpetuates The Gender Gap
- Bias, the Brain and Student Evaluations of Teaching
- Representation in the classroom: The effect of own-race teachers on student achievement
- Article on Gender Bias in Letters of Recommendation
- A Linguistic Comparison of Letters of Recommendation for Male and Female Chemistry and Biochemistry Job Applicants
- Gender Bias Calculator - A follow up responding to the bias in letters of recommendation for male and female candidates - (see above)
- How Reducing Bias Can Increase Women’s Success: Case studies that Highlight Promising Practices to Reduce Bias in IT Workplaces
- Reviewing Applicants: Research on Bias and Assumption
Faculty Recruitment Toolkits from Other Institutions:
- Michigan State University
- University of Washington
- University of Michigan Workshop in Powerpoint Format: Faculty Recruitment for Diversity and Excellence
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaborative network of researchers investigating implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. Project Implicit is the product of a team of scientists whose research produced new ways of understanding attitudes, stereotypes and other hidden biases that influence perception, judgment, and action.
Project Implicit translates that academic research into practical applications for addressing diversity, improving decision-making, and increasing the likelihood that practices are aligned with personal and organizational values.
Project Implicit will allow you to determine your conscious and unconscious preferences for over 90 different topics ranging from pets to political issues, ethnic groups to sports teams, and entertainers to styles of music. At the same time, you will be assisting psychological research on thoughts and feelings.
Sessions require 10-15 minutes to complete. Each time you begin a session you will be randomly assigned to a topic. Try one or do them all! At the end of the session, you will get some information about the study and a summary of your results. We hope that you will find the experience interesting and informative.