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Resources for Faculty Search Committees
Faculty search resources created by ISU ADVANCE
The Faculty Search Resource Pages include step-by-step guidelines and suggestions, with more than 20 short resource pages of sample forms and ideas for discussions to have with departmental faculty. You can download this chart as a PDF (209KB) or DOC (156KB).
Iowa State guidelines
The ISU Search Manual (Resource Guide for Recruiting Excellent and Diverse Faculty) is an excellent resource for department chairs and search committees. Additional instructions available from University Human Resources are available here.
Iowa State Flexible Faculty Policies
- Extension of the Probationary Period (tenure-clock extension)
- Faculty Modified Duties Assignment (FMDA)
Resources for prospective ISU faculty
Are you a faculty candidate considering Iowa State University? For information about ISU, Ames and central Iowa, visit our faculty candidate resource page.
Summaries of numbers of potential candidates in specific fields:
- Discipline availability data hosted by the University of California-Irvine
- National Science Foundation
- NSF Science and Engineering Indicators
- Survey of Earned Doctorates (NORC, University of Chicago)
For places to post job openings, see Advertising sources for recruiting diverse faculty (PDF, 59KB).
Search manuals from other universities that include helpful tips:
- Case Western Reserve University
- Cornell University
- Penn State University
- University of Arizona
- University of California-Riverside
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- University of Michigan
- University of Rhode Island
- University of Wisconsin
- Virginia Commonwealth
Information on unconscious bias and gender and racial schemas:
- Tutorials for Change (Hunter College) presents four tutorials on gender schemas and science careers. They can be taken online or downloaded for later use.
- The Implicit Association Test (Harvard University) measures the strength of association between concepts, and is based on the premise that associated concepts will be easier to categorize together than unassociated ones. Brief tests on a variety of subjects, including gender bias, can be taken.
- "Bias Literacy: A review of concepts in research on discrimination" (PDF, 545KB) by Ruta Sevo and Daryl Chubin is a 25-page digest of the evidence for discrimination, especially with reference to women in science and engineering. It can be downloaded as a PDF and freely distributed with proper attribution.
- Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (National Academies Press) is a recent national report that can be purchased as a hardback book or as a downloadable PDF.