Hiring outstanding colleagues is one of the most critical responsibilities of a faculty member. Actively engaging in robust recruitment efforts enables us to attract top scholars to enhance CSU’s diverse academic environment and is fundamental to the health and well-being of our thriving institution. Recruitment efforts should be ongoing and not just relegated to when a formal search is underway. Faculty members who actively engage in broadly diverse strategic recruitment efforts also support the universities commitment to inclusive excellence. Strong recruitment enhances our institutional reputation and should leave positive impressions even on people who are not interviewed or not offered a position. For those who are offered a position, a positive and rigorous recruitment experience is the natural start to a robust and welcoming integration into the university as a colleague.
Included on this page are tools and best practices to search and recruit equitably and robustly, and to attract and retain world-class talent. All of the materials presented are based in the peer-reviewed published literature and are proven best practices. While individual studies are not cited to keep the materials readable, the bibliography can be found here.