Recruitment of Women Faculty


Recruitment of Women Faculty

Recruitment with the intent to retain and promote an excellent and diverse faculty are priorities of Lehigh University.
Having a variety of people with different perspectives has been experimentally shown to improve productivity, make groups smarter, enhance decision making, and improve the climate (see citation list). Lehigh ADVANCE is positioned to help transform the university through its emphases on "team" scholarship, via the Cluster Hiring Initiative and many interdisciplinary teaching and research programs and centers, by informing the faculty recruitment process to increase the participation of women and minorities in the professoriate, in STEM and more broadly.

Explore Lehigh ADVANCE Best Practices for Recruitment Tool Kit

About Recruitment of Faculty at Lehigh University

  • A new Faculty Recruitment: Best Practices for Diversity and Excellence resource is being developed over summer 2018. This resource is intended as a supplementary guide for recruiting new faculty. Its purpose is to suggest best practices for both long-term recruitment strategies and specific faculty searches. Consult the Provost's Office Web Site and your college for additional information and forms for the search process.


Databases to Tap the Pipeline for Recruitment

  • Know the national pool, NSF Report: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. Calculate the percentage of PhDs awarded to women by using Table 7-2 and Table 7-1.
  • Rice University's NSF ADVANCE National Database of Underrepresented PhD Students and Postdocs Updated in 2011, over 600 underrepresented* PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in science, engineering and psychology. *Underrepresented in Science, Engineering and Psychology Includes all Women, African Americans, Hispanics, Nativ e Americans, Alaskan Natives and US born Pacific Islanders.
  • Minority & Women Doctoral Directory is a registry which maintains up-to-date information on employment candidates who have recently received, or are soon to receive, a Doctoral or Master's degree in their respective field from one of approximately two hundred major research universities in the United States. The current edition of the directory lists approximately 4,500 Black, Hispanic, American, and women students in nearly 80 fields in the sciences, engineering, the social sciences and the humanities.
  • Programs and Awards. Build your network. Be familiar with programs that produce excellent candidates.