Santa Clara University

Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Inclusive Faculty Recruitment and Hiring

Advancing inclusive excellence is a campus-wide goal reflected in Santa Clara’s Jesuit values and traditions.  As stated in the Fundamental Values of the University’s Strategic Plan, "We cherish our diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni, a community that is enriched by people of different backgrounds, respectful of the dignity of all its members, enlivened by open communication, and caring and just toward others."  To further this value, Goal 5 of the Strategic Plan prompts the University to “recruit and graduate a broadly diverse community of highly talented students.”  Simultaneously, the University recognizes that simply admitting more diverse students is not enough.  Research has emphasized the importance of faculty composition in maximizing the benefits of racial diversity in higher education for all students (Milem, 2001). Such an effort also furthers the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence.  As such, the University seeks to “recruit and retain outstanding faculty members whose teaching, research, and life experience enrich the diversity of Santa Clara's academic community with respect to race, ethnicity, and gender” (Strategic Plan, Objective 5D).

These webpages provide resources and recommended strategies for academic units and departments conducting tenured or tenure-track searches.