Be aware that most fields have resources
—listservs, email groups, etc—that can help you identify or reach qualified women and minority candidates. Either seek these out on your own, or request assistance from email@example.com in identifying them. Some fairly broad listings are included here.
How to Conduct an Effective Search
“Guidelines for Recruiting a Diverse Workforce.” Penn State University
“Faculty Recruitment Toolkit.” (2001). University of Washington
“Recruitment and Selection of Faculty and Academic Professional and Administrative Employees
Appendix A: Recruiting a Diverse Qualified Pool of Applicants” University of Minnesota
“Massachusetts Institute of Technology Faculty Search Committee Handbook.” (2002).
“Search Committee Toolkit.” University of California at Los Angeles.
“Faculty Search Committee Guidelines.” Case Western Reserve University.
“Recruitment and Retention: Guidelines for Chairs.” (updated 2007). Hunter College, CUNY.
“Leap Recruiting Faculty Brochure.” University of Colorado, Boulder.
Recruitment Sources page at Rutgers
Lists several resources that can be helpful in recruiting women and minority candidates.
Faculty Diversity Office page at Case Western Reserve University
Provides links to many specific professional organizations and diversity resources for faculty
Directories of Potential Candidates
Publishes free annual listings of women and minority Ph.D. recipients.
The Minority and Women Doctoral Directory
A registry which maintains up-to-date information on employment candidates who have
recently received, or are soon to receive, a Doctoral or Master's degree in their respective field
from one of approximately two hundred major research universities in the United States. The
current edition of the directory lists approximately 4,500 Black, Hispanic, American Indian,
Asian American, and women graduate students in nearly 80 fields in the sciences, engineering,
the social sciences and the humanities.”
Academic Year 2008-2009 National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates
While it does not list individual doctorate recipients, it is a good resource for determining how
big the pool of new women and minority scholars will be in various fields.
An on-line directory of minority Ph.D.s in all fields, administered by the National Research
Council (NRC). The directory contains information on Ford Foundation
fellowship recipients awarded since 1980 and Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation
fellowship recipients awarded since 1986. This database does not include Ford Fellows whose
fellowships were administered by an institution or agency other than the NRC.
Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Provides an on-line list of minority Ph.D.s and their dissertation, book and article titles in all
The Faculty for The Future Project
Is administered by WEPAN (The Women in Engineering Program and Advocates Network),
and offers a free forum for students to post resumes and search for positions and for employers
to post positions and search for candidates. The website focuses on linking women and
underrepresented minority candidates from engineering, science, and business with
faculty and research positions at universities.
is dedicated to
providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African
Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women. It maintains
a large database of available jobs, candidate resumes and information on workplace diversity.
Society of Women Engineers
Maintains an online career fair.
Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP)
Is widely used by prospective employers to identify women and minority physicists for job