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Faculty Search Committee Resources

The Office of Institutional Diversity is primarily responsible for efforts to recruit and hire a diverse faculty. Current efforts include:

Faculty Search Advertising

OID offers a comprehensive list of resources for advertising open faculty positions. The list can be used by Faculty Search Committees and Search Committee members in advertising open faculty positions.

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If you have diverse candidates visiting TTU and they wish to meet with our affinity groups of faculty and/or students (i.e., Women's & Gender Studies, Black faculty/students, Hispanic faculty/students, Asian faculty/students, LGBTQIA faculty/students, Native American faculty/students) please reach out to the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at diversity@ttu.edu

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

We are pleased to partner with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity as an Institutional Member to provide professional development resources and support to our faculty. Click the "Activate My Membership" button above to activate your membership!
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Faculty Search Committee Chair Training

Faculty Search Committee Chairs are required to be trained to comply with federal Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and TTU policy with respect to recruiting and hiring diverse candidates for open faculty positions. OID provides this training and monitors the posting of faculty job ads and compliance with federal regulations and TTU policy.

Faculty Search Committee Workshops

With a half-day Faculty Search Committee Workshop in the spring of 2019, the OID launched an effort to transition TTU's faculty search committee training process from a one-hour Search Committee Chair briefing that focuses on compliance with federal guidelines and TTU policy to a half-day of training for all members of a faculty search committee that emphasizes the broader issues of inherent bias, internal impediments to a successful search process, and ensuring a fair and thorough review of applicants. In addition to a March 2019 Workshop, the OID hosted two Workshops in Summer 2019, two Workshops in Fall 2019, and one Workshop in Spring 2020.

The Workshop represents OID's recognition that, if real progress is to be made in creating a truly diverse and inclusive faculty that is reflective of the demographics of the student body, then the entire faculty search committee should be given the tools and resources necessary to recruit and hire diverse and qualified candidates for open faculty positions. Faculty members will be required to take the half-day training within the past five years if they want to serve on a faculty search committee.


A virtual Workshop has been scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.  Please email Nayeli Ozuna at nozuna@ttu.edu to register for this virtual Workshop. 

Please contact OID Lead Administrator Paul Ruiz at paul.ruiz@ttu.edu or at (806) 834-5415 if you have any questions regarding the Faculty Search Committee Workshop or Faculty Search Committee training in general.

Diverse Faculty Candidate Recruitment Funding

OID provides funding for Faculty Search Committees to advertise for and bring diverse candidates to TTU for on-campus interviews.

The National Registry of Diverse & Strategic Faculty

OID hosts TTU's own national faculty jobs board and candidate database for institutions of higher education seeking to advertise open faculty positions and recruit diverse faculty candidates.