Suggestions and Resources for Achieving a Diverse Applicant Pool

To ensure as broad a search as possible, the University requires public announcement of all full-time faculty vacancies, including those carrying Visiting and Research titles and those, which although primarily administrative, involve appointment to full-time faculty rank.  The University has both a strong commitment and a legal obligation to increase the number of women and people of color in all areas where they are under-represented.  The University relies heavily on the work of proactive search committees to maximize our opportunities in this area. Please consider the following resources to increase the likelihood of reaching as many available, qualified and interested individuals as possible.

General Academic Resources

  • National journals associated with a specific discipline
  • National higher education news organizations
  • Similar departments/programs at other institutions
  • Academic institutions with large enrollments of women and people of color, including historically Black, predominantly Hispanic, and tribal colleges and universities
  • Directories and rosters of prestigious fellowship programs at both the dissertation and post-doctoral levels that support individuals from diverse gender, racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds (See Below)
  • Academic and professional associations (i.e. recruit at professional conferences)
  • Personal contacts/telephone calls to colleagues.
  • National, state, and District of Columbia Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian Caucus organizations

Databases, Directories and Registries

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
The CIC annually publishes the Directory of Minority Ph.D. and M.F.A. Candidates and Recipients, and the Directory of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Ph.D. Candidates and Recipients and Postdoctoral Appointees. Directories contain lists of African Americans, Hispanic, Native Americans, and Asian American students who have or soon will complete their PhD or M.F.A. at one of the participating Big Ten universities. The directories are indexed by field of study.

Minority and Women Doctoral Directory (MWDD)
MWDD is a registry that maintains up-to-date information on employment candidates who have recently received, or are soon to receive, a Doctoral or Masters degree in their respective field from one of approximately two hundred major research universities in the United States.

Minority On-Line Information Service (MOLIS)
The MOLIS web site provides an opportunity for a department to search specifically for advanced degree programs offered through 164 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and other academic institutions. Mailing addresses of these minority institutions are also available via this web site.

National Minority Faculty Identification Program (NMFIP)
An online service to member institutions and minority candidates seeking first time or advanced faculty positions in higher education Member institutions can search the database and download the desired vitae.

The New England Directory of African-American, Latino/a, Native American and Asian American Doctoral (NEBHE)
The NEBHE is a Directory of advanced graduate students of color who are in the last phase of the doctoral work at various campuses. Students listed here express a strong interest in joining the professoriate.

This Web site is a collection of Internet resources pulled together for people interested in academic positions. It includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative announcements. It provides direct links to job announcements from nearly 1,800 colleges and universities in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

Future Black Faculty Database (FBF) 

Developed at UC, Berkeley, the FBF Database contains records of doctoral candidates, recent graduates, and professionals seeking positions in academia. All database members are of African descent and plan to obtain a tenure track faculty position within five to seven years. The focus of the database is on persons studying engineering or the natural sciences. Access to the database is free. E-mail job announcement to one of the following addresses:


GW Resource

Resources by Discipline

Gelman Library 

Jacob Burns Law Library 

Law School

School of Medicine and Health Sciences & Milken Institute School of Public Health