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
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Diverse Education
  • Mid-Atlantic HERC
  • The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
  • Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education
  • 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

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