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The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity offers Department Chairs, Search Committee Chairs, and any faculty member participating in faculty searches specific tools and ideas for planning, conducting, and evaluating searches for faculty candidates. The resources below are based on research and on institutional data; they highlight best practices in academic recruitment.  Each fall, OFDD holds training sessions on how to conduct an effective search.  If your department would like a tailored workshop, please contact

Best Practices in Recruitment and Hiring

OFDD issued Best Practices in Faculty Recruitment and Hiring to help guide the recruitment and hiring process.

Search Accountability Guidelines

In 2013, the academic deans and the Provost’s Office agreed  that all colleges and schools put in place search accountability guidelines.

Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Candidates for academic appointments are asked to submit a Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion describing their efforts and aspirations to promote equity, inclusion and diversity through teaching, research and service.

Faculty Pipeline – Ph.D. Production by Program, Race and Gender

The Faculty Pipeline Report shows the top 50 higher education institutions graduating the most number of Ph.Ds in the United States. In addition to displaying awards by discipline and department, the report delineates Ph.Ds awarded to women and minorities. The report was prepared by Institutional Research and Planning using data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Dual Career Links

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Contact Information

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
122 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: 607.255.6867
Fax: 607.255.4672