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Recruitment Overview

A faculty of outstanding scholars/teachers who are diverse in their gender, culture, race/ethnicity, background, work and life experiences, and interests, best fulfills Stanford’s missions of teaching, learning and scholarship. Stanford University’s commitment to enhancing the diversity of its faculty recognizes that research and teaching are enriched by a variety of perspectives, and that students must be prepared to achieve success in a world that is increasingly global and diverse.

Download Stanford's Building for Excellence: Inclusive Practices for Faculty Recruitment and Searches.  This guide for departments is the most recent and comprehensive resource on search processes, procedures, strategies and resources available to departments. 

Watch Beyond Bias: Fair & Inclusive Hiring Strategies for University Search Committees: Professor Shelley Correll discusses common issues and specific strategies to mitigate implicit bias in making decisions that faculty search committees can adopt towards more inclusive practices. 

Visit the Faculty Search Committee Resources page using your SUNet ID for more information.

View of Stanford's Memorial Church (Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service).

Letter from the Provost

"Increasing the diversity of our faculty is among our most urgent and important goals."

View down the arcade in the Main Quad (Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service)

Search Committee Resources

Guidelines, resources, and best-practice pointers for recruiting excellent and diverse faculty members.

Four faculty members at the Recently Tenured Faculty Celebration 2016 (Credit: Ved Chirayath).

Recruitment Programs

Several special programs have been established at Stanford to enhance the University's ability to recruit and retain a diverse faculty. 

ASSU student representatives giving a presentation to the Faculty Senate (Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service).

Student Voices

Students from underrepresented minority groups and women students in science, math, and engineering express their views on why fauclty diversity is important to them. 

Presentation by VPTL at Stanford Chairs Institutue (Credit: Ved Chirayath).

Faculty Retention

Advancing and retaining our current faculty, including those who add diversity to our campus, is just as important to enhancing the quality and diversity of our faculty as is recruiting them.

School of Education (Cubberely) building and the clock tower (Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service).

Stanford Schools

Stanford is unique among its peer institutions in having seven schools co-located on one contiguous campus, and all of them possess exceptional breadth and depth of excellence.