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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.

Faculty Search Committee Briefings via Zoom - Fall 2023
Faculty members are invited to attend a Faculty Search Committee Briefing presented by Associate Vice Provost Susan Drange, Ph.D. to learn about how implicit bias may impact decision-making in faculty searches, and evidence-based best practices for more equitable recruitment and evaluation of applicants. Three briefings are available via Zoom, [register here]:
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Noon - 1 pm 
Wednesday November 1, 2023 |  Noon - 1 pm 
Friday, November 3, 2023 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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. 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.