Faculty Search Committee Resources

The links on the left are resources to support discussions with diversity representatives from faculty search committees upon the initiation of the search. 

Also below are key research articles that discuss implicit bias and how they can affect decision-making processes during searches.  All search committee members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these research articles.

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Recent Literature on Implicit Bias and Underrepresentation of Women and Ethnic/Racial Minorities in Academia

Greenwald AG, Banaji MR. 1995. Implicit social cognition: attitudes, self-esteem, and stereotypes. Psychol Rev 102(1):4-27.

Gugliemli G. 2018. Gender bias goes away when grant reviewers focus on the science. Nature. 554, 14-15. [doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-01212-0]

Moss-Racusin CA, van der Toorn J, Dovidio JF, Brescoll VL, Graham MJ, Handelsman J. 2014. Social science. Scientific diversity interventions. Science 343(6171):615-616

Moss-Racusin CA, Dovidio JF, Brescoll VL, Graham MJ, Handelsman J. 2012. Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(41):16474-16479

Levine SS, Apfelbaum EP, Bernard M, Bartelt VL, Zajac EJ, Stark D. 2014. Ethnic diversity deflates price bubbles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(52):18524-18529

Craig MA, Richeson JA. 2014. More diverse yet less tolerant? How the increasingly diverse racial landscape affects white Americans’ racial attitudes. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin 40(6):750-761