Inclusive Faculty Hiring

Increasing the diversity of the faculty is an important goal of the University of Maryland. The Inclusive Faculty Hiring Pilot Program was a two year pilot program (2016-2018) that engaged search committees in six colleges in evidence-based practices shown to reduce implicit bias and enhance the recruitment, outreach, evaluation and hiring of diverse faculty. Funded by the Provost’s Office and led by ADVANCE in partnership with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, we worked with over 80 search committees and trained approximately 400 faculty members in inclusive hiring practices. Participating colleges include the colleges of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Agricultural & Natural Resources, Arts & Humanities, Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Education, and Architecture, Planning & Preservation. 

We have additionally hosted sessions on mitigating bias in hiring and other areas of graduate student and faculty careers for UMD departments and professional associations. If you are interested in hosting one of these sessions for your department or group, please contact Dawn Culpepper at

Faculty Search Committee Resources

Top 10 Evidence-Based Practices for Inclusive Hiring

Top 10 Reasons Faculty Work at UMCP

How Bias Emerges in Academic Hiring: A Research Brief for Search Committees

Hiring Brief 1: Writing an Inclusive Job Description

Hiring Brief 2: Constructing Clear Candidate Evaluation Criteria

Hiring Brief 3: Developing a Diverse Candidate Short List

Hiring Brief 4: Mitigating Bias During On-Campus Interviews

Faculty Recruitment Resources List




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