Hiring Diverse Faculty: Promising Practices


University leaders know that a diverse faculty body is essential to excellence in research, teaching, service, and patient care. A diverse faculty contributes to a climate of inclusion on campus and promotes research on a wide variety of topics applicable to individuals from all backgrounds. Having a diverse faculty also encourages the ascension of diverse leaders to senior administrative positions. Although universities have a vested interest in diversifying their faculty, many universities struggle to achieve diversity goals – despite their best efforts. This webinar will explore evidence-based practices for faculty hiring as well as promising practices that could benefit from further testing. The webinar hosts will also share information about an upcoming project to pilot these promising practices, with the goal of improving evidence for strategies that work.

Speakers include:

Hannah Valantine, M.D., Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institutes of Health
Nancy Absersold, Founder and Executive Director, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
Douglas Haynes, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Director, UCI ADVANCE Program, University of California, Irvine
Elebeoba May, Ph.D., Director for Biomedical Engineering Research Program and Associate Professor, University of Houston

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