Recruitment and diversity

Increasing diversity in recruitment is essential to increasing the diversity of the faculty in STEM fields.  

The hiring process continues to be one of the most
conservative processes at institutions of higher learning.

— Richard Tapia, Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering (1)

Efforts to diversify faculty continue to be amongst the
least successful elements of university commitments to diversity.

— Caroline Tuner, Professor of Educational Leadership, California State University, Sacramento and Professor Emerita, Higher & Postsecondary Education, Lincoln Professor of Ethics and Education, Arizona State University (2)

The UC Davis ADVANCE program seeks to facilitate the adoption of the best-practices for conducting fair, equitable, and successful faculty searches by collecting and disseminating best-practice information and resources in these pages. 


  2. Turner, C. S. V. (2002). Diversifying the faculty: A guidebook for search committees. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.