Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence

Beginning in December 2019, Rutgers University - New Brunswick will be offering the Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) faculty recruitment workshop to better support inclusive hiring practices. Faculty members (and staff) with an important role in faculty recruitment efforts (e.g., search committee chairs and members, and other key faculty) are strongly encouraged to attend.

The STRIDE workshop was developed by the University of Michigan ADVANCE Program and provides research driven best practices to recruit for diversity and excellence across every stage in the search process and is designed to help faculty produce diverse candidate pools and run effective searches by:

  1. Getting great applications from the best applicants

  2. Developing a strong short list

  3. Managing the visit

  4. Choosing and attracting the best candidate.

STRIDE faculty recruitment workshops will be organized within each school through the Dean's Office. For those unable to attend a school-specific workshop, STRIDE will be offered once a month in the Gateway Building on the College Avenue Campus.

To attend an upcoming workshop register here.

To promote small-group discussion and interaction, workshops are capped at 20 participants.

Review the slides from the STRIDE faculty recruitment workshops.
STRIDE Workshop Slides

Learn more about the research that informed the STRIDE faculty recruitment workshop.
STRIDE Recommended Readings

Review the top 10 best practices to support diversity throughout your search process.
STRIDE Best Practices in Supporting Faculty Recruitment


Inclusive Hiring Resources

Use these resources as your prepare to launch your search.
Center Periphery Field Exercise
Examples of Broad vs. Open Job Descriptions
Examples of Diversity Statement Requests

Review the cartoon developed by the ADVANCE team at the University of Michigan to illustrate how an active search process results in a more diverse pool.
Search is a Verb: An Example from One Department

Use these resources to support the equitable evaluation of candidates throughout your search process.
Candidate Evaluation Tool
Diversity Statement Evaluation Rubric

Review the resources and guides compiled by University Human Resources to support your hiring efforts
Rutgers Hiring and Recruitment Resources