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Faculty Search Committees and the Search Process

Faculty Recruitment (Advertising) Resources
Personal contacts through professional organizations, training facilities, and colleagues at other institutions are usually the most effective networking resources.  Personal contact with professional organizations requesting that the job announcement be shared with members, especially with any women or minority caucuses is encouraged.  Making personal contacts with the caucuses is most likely to result in applicants for positions.

The following directories are designed to aid in the recruitment of minority and female faculty:

  • The Directory of Ford Foundation Fellows contains information on Ford Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship recipients awarded since 1980 and Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation fellowship recipients awarded since 1986 (view)
  • The Minority and Women Doctoral Directory contains information on candidates who have recently received, or are soon to receive, a doctoral or master's degree in their respective field and is located in the Office of Affirmative Action.  Copies from the directory will be provided upon request (request)

Listing job announcements on websites and list-serves specific to each department/position where potential applicants are likely to read because of their interest in the subject is also encouraged.  The following are some general electronic resources that may provide to be useful recruiting resources:

  • Academic Careers (view)
  • Academic Keys (view)
  • The Academic Position Network (view)
  • The Affirmative Action Register (view)
  • The American Association of University Women (view)
  • The American College Personnel Association (view)
  • The American Educational Research Association (view)
  • The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (view)
  • The Association for Asian Studies (view)
  • Careers and the Disabled (view)
  • Diverse Education (view)
  • Executive Searches (view)
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (view)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (view)
  • Inside Higher Education (view)
  • IMDiversity (view)
  • The National Black MBA Association, Inc. (view)
  • The National Physical Science Consortium (view)
  • The National Society of Hispanic MBA's (view)
  • The Spencer Foundation (view)
  • University Jobs (view)
  • Monster (view)
  • Career Builder (view)
  • Hot Jobs (view)
  • World University Jobs (view)
In addition to job announcements placed by the Office of Human Resources and journals published for specific disciplines, a search committee might consider placing job announcements for faculty positions in journals that target specific groups, such as:
  • The Black Collegian Online (view)
  • The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (view)