Best Practices for Conducting Diverse Searches to Hire Faculty and Staff

Diversity is essential to excellence in the University setting. This series of four videos illustrates why creating a plan for conducting a successful search is critical, as well as the importance of building an awareness of implicit bias and how to minimize its effects. 

Running Time: 40 minutes

On this page:

  • Video 1: Planning for the Search Process - Learn the steps to create a search plan, including outreach, to ensure a diverse and talented pool of candidates.
  • Video 2: Reducing Barriers to Diversity in Faculty Searches - Discover ways to reduce the barriers to achieving diversity in faculty and staff searches.
  • Video 3: The Search Process and Legal Compliance - Become familiar with the guidelines and resources available to assist you in developing purposeful, informed strategies for navigating legal restrictions.
  • Video 4: Recruiting for Diversity in STEM - Develop an understanding of why it is vital to take a holistic look at a candidate and use consistent criteria for hiring and promotion.

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff





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Contact for Questions

Kerry Lynch.

Kerry Gangi

Program Coordinator and Communication Specialist

Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE)

Phone: 716-645-3568


The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE) at (716) 645-4459 or prior to attending the workshop. Please allow ample time for ODE to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.