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Stanford's academic excellence is inseparable from the value a diverse faculty brings to the quality of the curriculum, the breadth and depth of research, the nature of collegial interactions, and the scope of service to the institution's civic mission. The tools and resources found in this section are intended to assist faculty recruitment efforts to enable broad and inclusive applicant pools and equitable decision-making processes. In addition to these resources, please consult school-level policies and requirements available at the dean's offices and the University-wide policies described in the Faculty Handbook.

August – November 2024 - Faculty Search Committee Briefings via Zoom

Five online Faculty Search Committee Briefings are available via Zoom in August – November 2024. AVP Susan Drange will cover recruitment outreach, common issues in evaluation and recommended best practices for equitable searches. Time for Q&A is also provided.

Monday, August 26, 2024                        1 – 2 pm
Thursday, September 12, 2024              10 am – 11 am
Tuesday, October 1, 2024                        Noon – 1 pm
Monday, October 14, 2024                      Noon – 1 pm
Friday, November 1, 2024                        Noon – 1 pm

Please use this link to indicate your interest in attending a Zoom session:

An online Faculty Search Committee Briefing is available for Stanford faculty members and administrators in Canvas. 

Four modules cover inclusive and equitable faculty search committee practices. Module 3 includes Dr. Susan Drange's Faculty Search Committee Briefing presentation (video and slides). There  are also links to "How-To" videos and instructions covering faculty functions within the new Faculty Search Applicant Tracking (FSAT) system. Please self-enroll in this Canvas course via this link.  If you encounter any difficulties, please email

Faculty search committee and administrator checklist

This checklist is intended as a general guide for faculty search committee members and administrators conducting open searches.