Resources for Recruitment
Our recruitment resources offer Department Chairs, Search Chairs and any faculty members participating in faculty searches with specific tools and ideas for planning, conducting, and evaluating searches, and cover topics such as establishing search committees, planning, conducting and evaluating searches, and minimizing bias in the search process. These resources are not mandated by Cornell University, but are strongly encouraged as best practices with proven positive outcomes. The resources featured here are based on research and institutional data which highlight successful implementation strategies of these best practices.
Starting Your Search: Advertising and Establishing Your Search Committee
- Cornell University's Academic Search Protocol
- Establishing an Effective Search Committee
- Sample Language for Advertisement
- Planning the Search
Best Practices in Recruitment and Hiring at Cornell
- College of Veterinary Medicine: Academic Search Process: Best practices now used in the College
- Affirmative Action Committee Charge
- Guidelines for Affirmative Action members serving on Search Committees
- Recommendations for Search Committees
- College of Engineering: Searches and Recruiting Guidelines
- New Life Sciences Initiative: Faculty Search Guidelines
- How to Avoid Family Responsibilities Discrimination in Interviews: When Asking “How´s the Family?” is not a Good Question
The CU-ADVANCE Center offers two competitive named Lecture Series to help with recruitment of highly qualified women faculty members by providing a prestigious invitation and professional networking opportunities for the visitor and for Cornell faculty.
The Candidate Short List
- It Depends On the Lens DVD: CU-ADVANCE and The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble have developed a workshop on how to avoid bias in establishing a short list.
- Pool Development: identifying high quality candidates prior to the search
- Evaluating the Candidate Pool
The Campus Visit
- Managing the Campus Visits
- Coffee with the Candidate: Please contact the ADVANCE staff to organize a meeting for your women candidates with other women faculty from across campus during interviews.
- Interviewing DVD: CU-ADVANCE and The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble have developed a workshop on best practices in academic interviewing.
- Legal and Illegal Questions for Job Candidates
Concluding Your Search and Making an Offer
- Finalizing the Search
- Candidate Evaluation and Feedback Form (adapted from the University of Michigan ADVANCE program)
- Evaluating the search