Faculty Search Support Materials

Diversity and the faculty search process

The University of Chicago is committed to attracting and retaining diverse faculty. The Office of the Provost offers a number of tools to assist with faculty recruitment. The following video series was created to help frame the way to approach the search process. They delve into the science behind increasing faculty diversity, while providing an overview of best practices. 

Diversity is vital

Vice Provost Melissa Gilliam talks about the importance of having a diverse faculty. 

Assistant Provost Regina Dixon-Reeves discusses ways to create a more diverse applicant pool and the benefits of mentoring.

George Wu, John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Behavioral Science in the Booth School of Business, talks about ways to recognize our biases in the decision-making process.

Heather M. Caruso, formerly of the Booth School of Business, explains the value of using heuristics as we evaluate candidates.

Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science in the Booth School of Business, discusses the need for defined, quantitative measures for the search committee. 

Jane L. Risen, Professor of Behavioral Science in the Booth School of Business, provides insights into how you can remove implicit bias from the search process.