Proactive strategies for an inclusive faculty search process

Commun Biol. 2022 Jun 16;5(1):592. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03545-z.


Each faculty search for new academic colleagues consumes significant time and energy for all parties involved, from the applicants to the search committee, other engaged colleagues, and leadership that aid in negotiations along the way. The goal here is to present specific approaches employed in a recent search process that were designed to contribute to an inclusive search process. Challenges and opportunities presented by performing the search during a global pandemic are incorporated. The detailed description of each step in the search should both be helpful to those planning their own faculty searches and to applicants who will benefit from seeing the process demystified.

MeSH terms

  • Faculty*
  • Humans