Strategies to improve equity in faculty hiring

Mol Biol Cell. 2019 Oct 15;30(22):2744-2749. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E19-08-0476.


Through targeted recruitment and interventions to support their success during training, the fraction of trainees (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) in academic science from historically underrepresented groups has steadily increased. However, this trend has not translated to a concomitant increase in the number of faculty from these underrepresented groups. Here, I focus on proven strategies that departments and research institutions can develop to increase equity in faculty hiring and promotion to address the lack of racial and gender diversity among their faculty.

MeSH terms

  • Career Mobility
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Faculty
  • Humans
  • Minority Groups
  • Personnel Selection / methods*
  • Personnel Selection / trends*
  • Research Personnel
  • Students
  • Workforce / trends*