Faculty Recruitment at Peer Institutions

    Many of our peer institutions have developed exemplary materials used to guide their faculty recruitment processes.

    On this page are links to some of these resources including the following:

    • Stanford University offers its Guide to Recruiting and Retaining an Excellent and Diverse Faculty at Stanford.
    • The University of Michigan, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program, has produced a Faculty Recruitment Handbook. This Handbook describes best practices, from initiation through evaluation, for a complete faculty search.
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Faculty has prepared a Search Committee Handbook.
    • The University of Wisconsin at Madison has a Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) which includes much information on recruiting and hiring faculty. In particular, they have a very helpful brochure on reviewing applicants.

    The American Association for University Professors (AAUP) has a number of papers and reports regarding guidelines for faculty recruitment and appointment including:

    • The AAUP Statement on Recommended Practices for Increasing the Numbers of Women and Minorities on College and University faculties.