Use specific language that emphasizes the university’s commitment to diverse hiring. Examples can include the following language:
“The SO/CO invites applications for two openings for the position of: assistant/associate professor. The University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The University is a doctoral-granting public institution that enrolls X number of students, including nearly X percentage of ethnic minorities. The SO/CO is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.”
Faculty should communicate mission-based priorities in job announcements. Examples include:
It’s important to use proactive language that shows commitment to diverse hiring. Examples of proactive language include:
Another important step in recruiting a diverse and talented applicant pool is to ensure that any posting or advertising for positions are outlined in a way that is indicative of a fair, open and transparent search process.
An advertisement for an open position also must demonstrate cultural sensitivity by using:
Job announcements should also include an explanation of the position duties including required and preferred qualifications, and designate a guaranteed consideration timeframe.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (www.diversejobs.net) has been a leading resource for the higher education community for over 25 years. The extensive listings posted here include both faculty and non-faculty jobs at postsecondary institutions.
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (www.hispanicoutlook.com) is a long-standing top information source and sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community.
Women in Higher Education (www.wihe.com) addresses issues affecting women on campus.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (www.jbhe.com) lists job openings.
LGBT in Higher Ed (www.LGBTinHigherEd.com) is aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people within higher education.
Historically Black College and Universities Connect (www.HBCUConnect.com) is the first and largest community for students, alumni, and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) maintains one of the largest online diversity resume databases, with thousands of active resumes and profiles that are less than 90 days old. This site is one of the most fruitful recruiting websites for African-American professionals.
Academic Diversity Search (www.AcademicDiversitySearch.com) is a nationwide resource is comprised of job posting advertisements, an extensive network and database of professionals, and executive search firm capabilities.
The Association of Black Women in Higher Education (www.abwhe.org) (ABWHE) lists career opportunities.
The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (www.nafeonation.org) represents the presidents and chancellors of the diverse black colleges and universities.
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities’ (www.aucd.org) mission is to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of all people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities.
Inside Higher Ed (www.InsiderHigherEd.com) reaches nearly 600,000 higher education professionals from every academic discipline and every administrative area, and boasts the most diverse readership of any higher education publication. Nearly 20% of the visitors to this site are minorities and more than 50% are women.
Chronicle Careers (www.careers.chronicle.com) is a resource of the publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Although not specifically geared to diverse audiences, the site reaches a broad audience.
Higher Ed Jobs (www.HigherEdJobs.com) is the leading internet source for jobs and career information in academia.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce (www.nationalbcc.org) is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African-American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the US and via interaction with the African Diaspora.
The Asian Chamber of Commerce’s (www.acccolorado.org) mission includes supporting and promoting Asian owned businesses, as well as providing information, resources, training, exposure, networking opportunities, monthly events, and two major annual events.
The Latino Professional Network (www.alpfa.org) creates career, educational and social opportunities for Latino professionals. LPN fosters an environment for personal and professional growth for Latinos through monthly networking sessions hosted by area corporations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.
LGBT+Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies (www.glifaa.org) Officially recognized as a State Department and USAID employee association, GLIFAA advances diversity and workplace equity in U.S. foreign affairs agencies and human rights for LGBT people around the world.
American Indian Graduate Center (www.aigcs.org) provides fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students throughout the United States.