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Provost's Search Committee Tutorial: A Primer
Please Note: This is not the tutorial but a narrative version of tutorial materials, a primer if you will. Reading through this material will NOT give the necessary certification for serving on a faculty search committee. It is designed instead to offer all who are interested a chance to become familiar with the material covered in the tutorial prior to taking the tutorial and/or a chance to review material and references for individual topics after you have taken the tutorial.
If you would like to actually take the tutorial please click here.
Why a Faculty Search Committee Tutorial?
The tutorial is designed to:
- Underline the significance of each search committee member’s responsibility to the candidates, their department, and the university
- Guide and inform search committee members and chairs
- Introduce faculty to the breadth of topics related to diversifying applicant pools
- Introduce new research on recruitment and evaluation of candidates
- Provide reference points for further discussion during the search process
The tutorial is required for all members of search committees seeking to fill a position that is tenured, tenure track, or tenured in more than one school.
Table of Contents
- Why a Faculty Search Committee Tutorial?
- Tutorial Instructions (also included in the actual tutorial)
- Courting Candidates in an Age of Social Media
- Before Writing the Position Description
- Hiring International Faculty
- Active Recruitment
- Expanding Trusted Networks
- Hidden Biases
- Reference Letters
- Cogntive Errors
- Research Based Interventions that May Help Mitigate Gender Bias
- What Do we Do Well at U.Va.?
- Dual Careers
- End of Game Strategies: The Role of the Search Committee After the Offer Has Been Made