New Recruitment Resource: Brief on Requesting DI&E Statements from Faculty Candidates

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Lehigh University has a strong interest in hiring and retaining an excellent and diverse faculty who share the institutional commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, access, and the Principles of our Equitable Community.  Some hiring units may thus request applicants provide a statement for the purpose of identifying candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance our campus diversity, equity and inclusion goals; a critical indicator of overall excellence. It is not a required component of faculty job ads. This brief guide on understanding the purpose and concepts for evaluating a statement on contributions to DI&E can help your committee with the goals of these statements and provides an example of considerations in evaluating this type of statement.