Diversity and Community Engagement

The University of Mississippi

Search Committee Resources

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement seeks to support the equitable and inclusive recruitment and hiring practices at the University of Mississippi. The following page features information on attending Search Committee Trainings, conducting equitable faculty searches, and understanding implicit bias.

For more information, please email diversity@olemiss.edu or call (662) 915-2933.


Equitable and Inclusive Search Committee Trainings

Description

Search committees are a crucial part of our hiring process at the University of Mississippi.  As we continue our commitment to diversity and inclusion, it is important to ensure that our process is fair and equitable. These workshops will focus on how to diversify applicant pools, eliminate biases and potential discrimination in the evaluation of qualifications and identify missteps in the sorting and selection of potential candidates.

Search Committee Training Series (contact Human Resources for Registration information)

Faculty Sessions

November 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union Room 326

December 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union Room 326

Staff Sessions

October 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union Room 326

November 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union Room 326

December 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (location TBD)

General Sessions

October 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union Room 326

November 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (location TBD)

 

You may also request a search committee training for your committee, department, or unit/college here.


Faculty Search Resources

6 Part Handbook of Best Practices for Faculty Searches (University of Washington ADVANCE)

Handbook for Recruiting Excellent and Diversity Faculty (Iowa State University)

Resources for Search Committees (University of North Carolina – Charlotte ADVANCE)

Handbook for Faculty Searches and Hiring (University of Michigan ADVANCE)

Conducting Effective Searches for Faculty and Staff Job Openings (University of Alabama)


Understanding Bias

Implicit Bias Video Series (UCLA)

Implicit Association Test (Project Implicit)

Challenging Assumptions (PWC)

Blindspots: Broaden Perspective (PWC)

Blindspots: Overcome Stereotypes (PWC)

Enhance Objectivity (PWC)