Appendix 15 Handbook References

In addition to the articles listed and several other resources, material from each of the following recruitment guides was used to develop this Handbook.

ADVANCE Handbook for Faculty Searches and Hiring, University of Michigan. Available online:

Guidelines for Recruiting a Diverse Workforce. Penn State University. Available online:

Guidelines for Recruiting & Appointing Academic Personnel, Appendix A: Recruiting a Diverse, Qualified Group of Applicants. University of Minnesota. Available online:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Faculty Search Committee Handbook (2002). MIT. Available online:

Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee Report on Recruitment, University of Pittsburgh, March 15, 2002. Available online:

Recruitment, Retention, and Professional Development of Women Faculty: A Report from the Academic Issues Subcommittee of the Provost’s Committee on the Status of Women, Johns Hopkins University. Available online:

Equity & Diversity Toolkit Resources, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin – Madison. Available online:

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Before the Search Begins
  3. Legal Issues & the Search Process
  4. Initiating the Faculty Search Process
  5. Recruiting Activities During the Search
  6. Managing Campus Visits
  7. Final Selection of a Candidate
  8. Negotiating Contracts / Offers
  9. Evaluating the Search


  1. Faculty Recruitment & Initial Appointment Checklist
  2. Faculty Employment Request Form
  3. Permission to Advertise Request Form
  4. Reason for Declining Faculty Appointment Offer Form
  5. Workshops to Support the Process
  6. Principles of Our Equitable Community Document
  7. Lehigh University’s Core Values
  8. Board of Trustees Diversity Statement
  9. Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Non-Discrimination Policy
  10. Resources for Recruitment: Workshops, Publications, Organizations & Websites
  11. College & University Addresses
  12. Women & Minority Institutional Doctoral Directory
  13. Women & Minority Doctoral Award History
  14. Readings on Diversity, Gender & Faculty Recruitment
  15. Handbook References
  16. Faculty Search Resources
  17. Lehigh University Administrative Offices to Support Faculty Search