Resources and Best Practices for Faculty Searches

 

Step in the ProcessTaskShort Resource Handout (most are 1 page)
  ISU ADVANCE Resource Pages Combined (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Prior to the search 

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #1: Best Practices Checklist for Running a Faculty Search: From Identification of Needs to Invitation to Interview

Sample Recruitment Workflow

 Engage faculty in discussions about diversity and good practicesISU ADVANCE Resource Page #1: Best Practices Checklist for Running a Faculty Search: From Identification of Needs to Invitation to Interview
 Identify and prioritize departmental needsISU ADVANCE Resource Page #1: Best Practices Checklist for Running a Faculty Search: From Identification of Needs to Invitation to Interview
 Define the positionISU ADVANCE Resource Page #1: Best Practices Checklist for Running a Faculty Search: From Identification of Needs to Invitation to Interview
Appoint the search committee 

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #2: Administrator's Checklist of Best Practices for a Diverse Search

Office of Equal Opportunity Resource Page: Forming Search Committee

 Appoint a diverse search committeeISU ADVANCE Resource Page #2: Administrator's Checklist of Best Practices for a Diverse Search
 Coach the search committee on the search process, including the topic of faculty diversity

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #2: Administrator's Checklist of Best Practices for a Diverse Search

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #3: Tips and Suggestions for Broadening the Candidate Pool

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #4: Strategies for Recruiting Underrepesented Faculty

 Acquaint search committee with common cognitive errors in the search process and educate about stereotyping biases

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #6: Tips for Creating an Inclusive Position Description

Preparation for the search 

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #1: Best Practices Checklist for Running a Faculty Search: From Identification of Needs to Invitation to Interview

Office of Equal Opportunity Resource Page: Drafting the Position

Office of Equal Opportunity Resource Page: Resource Guide for Recruiting

Office of Equal Opportunity Resource Page: Targeted Advertising Toolkit

 Search committee meets and identifies problems in past searches (use findings from previous evaluations to improve new search)

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #7: Examples of Wording for Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity in Position Descriptions

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #8: Reducing Stereotypic Gender Biases in Hiring

 Search committee sets ground rules for the search processISU ADVANCE Resource Page #1: Best Practices Checklist for Running a Faculty Search: From Identification of Needs to Invitation to Interview
 A non-voting process member may be appointed to the search committee 
 The search committee defines the available position further 
 A position announcement is drafted, including language to encourage applications from a diverse applicant pool

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #3: Tips and Suggestions for Broadening the Candidate Pool

 

 

 

 Search committee defines required and preferred characteristics for the position and identifies the relative importance of these criteria

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #9: Tips for the Interview Process

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #11: Interview Questions: What to Ask? What Not to Ask?

 An evaluation matrix is developed 
Advertise the position and solicit applicationsAdvertise in new venues to enhance visibility of the position among diverse candidates

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #5: Advertising Resources for Recruiting Diverse Faculty

Best Practices in Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 During the Hiring Process

Initial screening of applicants ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #9: Tips for the Interview Process
 Each application is reviewed by the entire search committee confidentially 
 Each committee member completes an evaluation matrix for each applicant 
 Committee meets to review applications and all candidates get a systematic and complete review 
 Shortlist of candidates is developed for interviews 
 The shortlist is examined for diverse candidates, and expanded if not diverse enoughISU ADVANCE Resource Page #3: Tips and Suggestions for Broadening the Candidate Pool
Final screening of applicants Office of Equal Opportunity Resource Page: Letter of Reference
 Committee contacts the candidates' references for further information

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #16: Evaluating External References for Faculty Candidates

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #17: Sample Questions for References

 Committee meets to review applications and all candidates get a systematic and complete review 
 Document why certain candidates are not selected for interviews 
Interviewing candidates 

Office of Equal Opportunity Resource Page: Best Practices for Conducting Inclusive Interviews

Office of Equal Opportunity Resource Page: Inclusive Structured Interviews

Office of Equal Opportunity Resource Page: Diversity Related Interview Questions

 Select candidates to interview and invite them to campus

 

 Manage campus visits

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #10: Guidelines for Effective Interviews

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #11: Interview Questions: What to Ask? What Not to Ask?

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page: #12: Sample Interview Questions

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #15: Sample Teaching Seminar Evaluation Form

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #13: Candidate Evaluation Tool

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #14: Candidate Evaluation Rubric

Evaluating the candidatesFinalize the search

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #9: Tips for the Interview Process

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #10: Guidelines for Effective Interviews

Evaluate the searchWhat went right? What can be improved next time?

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #18: Evaluation of the Search Process

ISU ADVANCE Resource Page #19: Evaluating a Candidate's Responses: What Went Wrong or Right? 

  ISU ADVANCE Resource Pages Combined (PDF, 1.9 MB)