- Consortium for Faculty Diversity
- Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
- Historically Black Colleges
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Higher Ed Jobs
- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
- Journal of Hispanic Higher Education
- Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
- Women in Higher Education
- American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc.
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society
- National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE)
- Major journals in the field (specifically journals aimed at pedagogy)
- Major organizations in the field (specifically those targeted at under-represented groups—e.g., the American Women in Mathematics (AWM group) for a math search.
- The Compact for Faculty Diversity
- The Faculty Resource Network through NYU
- National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates
- Ford Foundation Fellows
- Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship Program
- The CIC Doctoral Directory
- American Indian Graduate Center
- Diversity Outreach Directory of the Biological Sciences
- National Hispanic Science Network
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusive Excellence (AACU)
Best Practices for Writing the Position Description
Writing the Job Ad - Best Practices [pdf]
Adapted from the "University of Washington Faculty Job Advertisement Guidelines"
Examples of Position Descriptions
- “The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.”
- “The College is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.”
- “Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.”
- “Swarthmore College’s [department] seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Swarthmore, to maintain the excellence of the College, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.”
- “The [department] is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching research or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.”
Mellon Diversity Fellowships
Swarthmore has been a beneficiary of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants as well as the American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS). For more information on current initiatives and support for faculty diversity and career fellowships, please consult their websites as well as the Provost's Office fo current or potential institutional grant intiatives:
Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellowships (CFD Fellowships)
The CFD is an organization of 45 peer SLACs (small liberal arts colleges) with a mission to increase the diversity of students, faculty members and curricular offerings at liberal arts colleges with a particular focus on enhancing the diversity of faculty members and of applicants for faculty positions. Swarthmore is a founding member of the CFD.
In any given year, Swarthmore sponsors one to two post-doctoral CFD fellows. Departments interested in
- expanding their regular curricular offerings
- attracting and retaining a diverse range of students
- enhancing cohort-building across diverse faculty on campus
- supporting an innovative and promising new research area
can proactively ask the Provost for a chance to house a fellow in their program or contact the Associate Provost for access to the CFD candidate pool as part of their regular search (many CFD candidates are qualified for tenure track searches).
The Postdoctoral CFD Fellowship
The postdoctoral fellowship is intended for scholars who have been awarded the Ph.D. or M.F.A. no later than the beginning of the fellowship year and no earlier than five years before the beginning of the fellowship year. Postdoctoral fellows will receive compensation commensurate with the salary of a full-time, one-year faculty member with comparable qualifications. Modest funds could be made available to finance proposed research, mentoring of teaching, and scholarship. The funds allocated for these activities will be subject to the usual institutional procedures. Postdoctoral fellowship recipients will be expected to teach up to 60% of a full-time faculty's course load at a host institution, participate in departmental seminars, and interact regularly with students.
At Swarthmore, fellows normally hold two-year terminal appointments and are expected to teach one course per semester to reserve time for research and publishing.
For more information, consult the CFD Website.