Bridgewater State College is committed to the goal of having an ethnically and culturally diverse faculty and staff. In order to increase the number of underrepresented faculty and staff, special recruiting efforts are necessary. It is often said that the pool of women and people of color in a specific discipline is small or nonexistent. While some disciplines do not have women and people of color in large numbers, special strategies must be developed for enlarging the pool of applicants to include women, people of color and people with disabilities.
It is not feasible to blueprint one recruitment plan that all disciplines or academic units can use with reasonable success because the means of reaching large numbers of qualified applicants differs from discipline to discipline. The following are offered for consideration in the development of recruitment activities. The list of activities is not exhaustive and should be supplemented by ideas generated in the department or program unit to increase the number of qualified candidates in the applicant pool.
a. The key to building an exemplary applicant pool is personal contact. The most effective way to locate prospective applicants, especially women, people of color, and people with disabilities, is to call your colleagues at other colleges/universities. The calls may be difficult but more colleagues enjoy the opportunity to recommend someone and appreciate being seen as a resource for someone’s professional advancement. Establish and maintain relationships with schools having quality programs in your profession/discipline and seek their assistance in identifying, first, all persons they know who may be interested in a position like the one that is available and, second, women, people of color, and persons with disabilities who may be interested. Ask about current students or recent graduates of their program. Each faculty member has at least one alma mater that could be contacted. It is important to keep a log of recruitment calls in order to document recruitment activities.
Outstanding applicants often do not apply for advertised positions, but may do so if personally contacted. If potential applicants do not respond to a nomination or a letter of inquiry, telephone them to determine if their reasons for not responding can be addressed and resolved.
The process of recruiting qualified applicants to the applicant pool is an endeavor to enhance the choices available to the University in selecting the successful applicant. Extreme care must be taken during the recruitment process to ensure an implied commitment is not made to the individual being recruited. Applicants personally recruited to the pool will be evaluated on the same basis that individuals who applied on their own initiative will be evaluated.
b. Send Notices of Vacancy to placement services of schools with graduate or professional programs known to prepare well-qualified teachers and scholars in your professional/discipline, including those having high enrollments of minorities and women.
c. Establish and maintain contact with faculty members, unit heads, and department chairs in your discipline/program unit at other colleges/universities. Phone calls or e-mail them to inform them of vacancies; ask their assistance in identifying potential candidates.
d. Send Notices of Vacancy together with a cover letter to professionals in the field inviting them to nominate individuals for the vacancy, especially women, people of color, and people with disabilities. Contact nominees promptly and provide application information.
e. Advertise in national or regional professional journals or newsletters of your profession/discipline. Post announcements on web sites of your professional associations.
f. Attend national, regional, or state professional journals or newsletters of your profession/discipline. Post announcements on web sites of your professional associations.
g. Use professional association placement services. Send or e-mail a vacancy notice to committee chairs or association presidents or organizations affiliated with your discipline.
h. The Office of Affirmative Action / Minority Affairs has established a list of predominantly minority and women institutions. Please contact the Office of Affirmative Action / Minority Affairs for more information.
i. Contact women’s caucuses, or minority or women’s professional associations in your discipline or profession. All academic disciplines have professional organizations associated with them. Many have subcommittees on women and/or people of color. In addition, most have both national and regional meetings, newsletters, email mailing lists and web sites. Poll faculty members to determine which organizations are active in the discipline area related to the open faculty position. Examples of discipline-based organizations include:
American Educational Research Association – Special Interest Groups (1) Research on Women and Education, (2) Research on Black Americans, (3) Research on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Hispanic Research. (http://www.aera.org)
American Physical Society – Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, Committee on Minorities in Physics (http://www.aps.org)
American Political Science Association – Science on Women and Politics, and Race, Ethnicity and Politics (http://www.apsanet.org)
NORC Career Outcomes of Doctoral Recipients (http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/issues/docdata.htm)
The WISE Directory is an online directory of women students and postdocs in the science, engineering and mathematics disciplines at schools that are a part of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
The Directory of Minority Candidates is an online directory of minority Ph.D., MFA., and MLS candidates and recipients at schools that are part of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
j. Several higher education organizations will sell mailing labels of their memberships. These organizations also may have women’s and minority caucuses and will sell labels of those memberships. Among these organizations are:
American Association for Higher Education
Member Services One DuPont Services, Suite 360
Washington, DC 20036-1100
American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus, Asian & Pacific Caucus, Black
Caucus, Hispanic Caucus, Women’s Caucus)
National Women’s Studies Association
7100 Baltimore Avenue., Suite 301
College Park, Maryland 20740
Ph. 301-403-0525 Fax: 301-403-4137
NWSA has many caucuses including Disability, Jewish Women, Pre K-12
Educators, Women of Color, Women’s Centers/Services, etc.
There are several task forces including Asian and Asian American, Chicano/Latino,
Indigenous and Native American, Science and Technology, Teacher
k. Publications with specialized readership that take employment advertisements are:
1. Use the literature in the field or published abstracts to identify women and minority graduate students or post-doctoral candidates. Send announcements or contact them or their departments.
2. Network with individuals who received their degrees in the East. Often people who have located to other regions have a desire to return to the East.
3. Make recruiting trips to other universities and colleges with outstanding programs in your discipline/profession, particularly to those that have significant women and minority populations.
4. Prepare a recruitment plan in consort with another department or departments within your general academic or administrative area. This will aid in controlling advertising expenses by combining recruitment activities and may result in application from two people seeking to relocate together.
5. Contact governmental agencies, industrial or business organizations employing individuals in your discipline. People currently in nonacademic positions may seek to enter or return to academe. Individuals who have taken early retirement from their nonacademic employment also are potential applicants.
6. Other potential sources of applicants include predominantly women’s colleges; professional women and minorities working at independent research institutions and libraries; women and minority doctoral or terminal degree recipients who are not presently using their professional training; and women and minorities presently candidates for terminal degrees.
7. The Office of Affirmative Action / Minority Affairs has directories of minority and women doctoral recipients. They are on loan for 48 hours.
8. If women, people of color and people with disabilities are not in your discipline in significant numbers, efforts should be made to aggressively recruit them as undergraduate and graduate students so the future national pool of faculty applicants will be larger.
9. Encourage faculty and administrators who are attending professional conferences or visiting other colleges to combine their visits with recruitment efforts for present and future positions. They can solicit curricula vitae and resumes from promising candidates. Interviews conducted at conferences are for purposes of building an applicant pool, not screening finalists.
10. Use the New England Directory of African-American, Hispanic, Native American and Asian American Doctoral Students.
11. Publish discussions of affirmative action issues in newsletters and brochures that are sent to constituent groups and alumnae/alumni, informing them of your department’s commitment to affirmative action and enlisting their assistance.
12. Collaborate on research or publications with protected group members at other institutions.
13. Contact alumni/alumnae publications at universities where protected group members are well represented and share announcements of available positions.
14. Target specific protected group members whose work or contributions you admire. Post position descriptions that reflect their skills. Ask them about students they have mentored.
15. Invite protected group members to participate in an on-campus seminar as a special guest of your department.
16. Invite scholars who are protected group members from other institutions to participate in symposia, visiting professorships, seminars, and workshops.
17. Conduct departmental curriculum reviews to determine areas where minority perspectives are missing and/or are important to the growth of students and faculty.
18. Establish a data bank of pre-doctoral candidates or doctorate holders from previous searches.
19. Consider joint appointments with related departments.
20. Review availability data in the Office of Affirmative Action and Human Resources.
Job Posting mailed or e-mailed to the following institutions:
NOTE: A comparison was made between the HBCU list and the US Schools and Colleges of Education and Institutions listed in the Directory of Curriculum Materials Center. Person phone calls were made to those institutions that appeared on all three lists. The phone calls were made to Academic Affairs Office and Career Center to make sure that the job was posted and were also referred to the Bridgewater web site for job Listings.
General Diversity Recruitment Links
Historically Black Colleges and Universities www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Biology Diversity Recruitment Links
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology www.asbmb.org
ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee www.asbmb.org
The American Society for Cell Biology www.ascb.org
Society for Advancement of Native Americans and Chicanos in Science www.sacnas.org
American Indian Science and Engineering Society www.aises.org
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in Biology www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Business Administration Diversity Recruitment Links
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. www.nabainc.org
The Center for Advancement of Minority Accountants www.nabainc.org
National Black MBA Association www.nbmbaa.org
National Hispanic Business Association www.nhba.org
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting www.alpfa.org
National Economic Association www.ncat.edu/~neconasc
American Marketing Association www.ama.org
The Ph.D. Project www.phdproject.com/index.html
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in Business www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Chemistry Diversity Recruitment Links
American Chemical Society www.acs.org
American Chemical Society Minority Affairs Program www.acs.org
Society for Advancement of Native Americans and Chicanos in Science www.sacnas.org
American Indian Science and Engineering Society www.aises.org
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in Chemistry www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Clinical Science/Medicine Diversity Recruitment Links
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in Health Care Fields www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Computer Science & IT Diversity Recruitment Links
Black Data Processing Associates www.bdpa.org
African American Women in Technology www.aawit.net
The Association for Women in Computing www.awc-hq.org
The Information Technology Association of America www.itaa.org
HBCU Computer Science Departments Online http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/computer-science/HBCU-compsci-online.html
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in Computer Science www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Criminal Justice Diversity Recruitment Links
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences www.acjs.org
ACJS: Minorities and Women Division http://members.tripod.com/ACJSMWS/
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice www.nabcj.org
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in Criminal Justice www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Engineering Diversity Recruitment Links
English/Writing Diversity Recruitment Links
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing www.attw.org
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication www.aejmc.org
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in English/Writing www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Fine/Theater Arts Diversity Recruitment Links
Arts Council of the African Studies Association
Association for Latin American Art www.arts.arizona.edu/alaa
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in Arts Fields www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
History Diversity Recruitment Links
National Council for History Education www.history.org/nche
OAH Committee on the Status of Minority Historians and Minority History www.oah.org/about/cmte/cmte.html
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in History www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Mathematics Diversity Recruitment Links
Nursing Diversity Recruitment Links
Philosophy Diversity Recruitment Links
American Indian Philosophy Association www.apa.udel.edu/apa/aipa/aipa.html
Society for Women in Philosophy www.uh.edu/~cfreelan/SWIP
African Philosophy Resources http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/afphil
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in Philosophy www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Physical Therapy Diversity Recruitment Links
Physics Diversity Recruitment Links
Political Science Diversity Recruitment Links
National Conference of Black Political Scientists www.poli.ncat.edu/ncobps
Latino Caucus in Political Science www.csulb.edu/depts/posc/latinocaucus
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in Political Science www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Psychology Diversity Recruitment Links
Association of Black Psychologists www.abpsi.org
Asian American Psychological Association www.aapaonline.org
Society of Indian Psychologists www.okstate.edu/osu_orgs/sip
International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology www.fit.edu/CampusLife/clubs-org/iaccp
HBCU’s with Advanced Degrees in Psychology www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu
Student Affairs Diversity Recruitment Links
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators www.naspa.org
National Association of Student Affairs Professionals www.nasap.net
American Association of university Women www.aauw.org
Association of College Administration Professionals www.acap.org
Association on Higher Education and Disability www.ahead.org
African American Professional Associations and Organizations
Association of Black Nursing Faculty
5823 Queens Cove
Lisle, IL 60532
Ph: (708) 969-3809 FAX: (708) 969-3895
Sallie Tucker-Allen Ph.D., Exec. Dir.
National Black Nurses Association http://www.nbna.org/
1012 10th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001-4492
Ph: (202) 393-6870 FAX: (202) 347-3808
Sadako S. Holmes, Exec. Officer
National Center for the Advancement of Blacks in the Health Professions
P.O. Box 21121
Detroit, MI 48221
Ph: (313) 345-4480 Free: (800) NCA-BHP6
Della McGraw Goodwin, Pres.
Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers http://www.amse.net/
P.O. Box 38
Plainfield, IN 46168
Ph: (317) 839-8157
Iqbal J. Unus, Coordinator
National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists
P.O. Box 720157
Houston TX 77272
Reginal Spiller, Pres.
National Network of Minority Women in Science
c/o American Association for the Advancement of Science http://www.aaas.org/
Directorate for Edu. and Human Resources Programs
1333 H. St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Ph: (202) 326-6670
Audrey B. Daniel, Coordinator
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Blacks
Chemists and Chemical Engineers http://www.colostate.edu/Dept/OEO/professi.htm
525 College St. NW
Washington, DC 20059
Ph: (202) 667-1699 FAX: (202) 667-1705 Free: (800) 776-1419
Damon Larry, Dir.
National Society of Black Physicists
Department of Physics Southern University
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Ph: (504) 771-4130 Eugene Collins
Guide to Health Professionals Associations and Medical Societies
Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE) http://www.ahhe.org/
Association of Black Anthropologists http://www.indiana.edu/~wanthro/candice1.htm
Association of Black Sociologists http://www.blacksociologists.org/index.html
Council for African and Americans in the mathematical Sciences (CAARMS) http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/CAARMS/CAARMS-index.html
International Society of African Scientists (ISAS) http://www.dca.net/isas/
National Association of Mathematics http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/
National Economic Association http://www.ncat.edu/~neconasc/index.html
National Society of Black Physicists http://www.nsbp.org/
Association of Black Psychologists http://www.abpsi.org/
Black Caucus of the American library Association http://www.bcala.org/
Black Data Processing Associates http://www.bdpa.org/
Conference of Minority Public Administrators http://www.natcompa.org/about.htm
National Alliance of Black School Educators http://www.nabse.org/
National Association of Black Accountants http://www.nabainc.org/
National Association of Black Journalists http://www.nabj.org/
National Association of Black Social Workers http://www.nabsw.org/
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice http://www.nabcj.org/
National Association of Health Services Executives http://www.nahse.org/
National Black Nurses Association http://www.nbna.org/
National Black Police Association http://www.blackpolice.org/
National Black Public Relations Society http://www.nbprs.org/
National Forum for Black Public Administrators http://www.nfbpa.org/
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) http://www.nobcche.org/
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives http://www.noblenatl.org/
American Association of Hispanic CPAs AAHCPA – The first national Hispanic professional association in the United States (now known as: Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting) http://www.alpfa.org/
American Society of Women Accountants – Formed in 1938 to increase the opportunities for women in fields of accounting and finance http://www.aswa.org/
Arab Society of Certified Accountants ASCA was established in London in 1984 as an Arab professional institution with an international character. http://www.ascasociety.org/
National Association of Black Accountants – A national organization with primary purpose of developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by African Americans and other minorities in the accounting profession. http://www.nabainc.org/
National Professional Development Organizations
International Society of African Scientists http://theisas.com/
P.O. Box 9209
Wilmington, Delaware 19809
Promotes the advancement of science and technology among people of African descent.
National Association of Asian American Professionals http://www.naaap.org/
P.O. Box 81138
Chicago, IL 60681
A national network of metropolitan organizations dedicated to serving the needs of Asian American professionals across the United States. Promotes Pan-Asian unity through fellowship and professional networking.
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. www.nabainc.org/
7249-A Hanover parkway
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-474-NABA FAX: 301-474-3114
E-mail: Paul Lancaster at email@example.com
Attempts to promote greater participation by minorities in the accounting profession.
National Black MBA Association, Inc. http://www.nbmbaa.org/
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-236-BMBA (2622) FAX: 312-236-4131
Business organization that works to create economic and intellectual wealth for the black community.
National Black Programmers Coalition
An organization of professionals who have united forces to promote positive ideas, education and generate resources that will enhance the radio and record industry for the betterment of its members.
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
4609 Pinecrest Office Park Drive, Suite F
Alexandria, VA 22312-1442
Phone: 703-658-1529 FAX: 703-658-9479
Offers training in cultural diversity, community policing and law enforcement issues.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs http://www.csom.umn.edu/Page933.aspx
8204 Elmbrook, Suite 235
Dallas, TX 75247
Toll-free phone: 877-467-4622 FAX: 214-267-1626
Provides career networking opportunities for Hispanic business professionals.
Last Modified: June 27, 2012