Advancing Inclusive Excellence

Strategic Hiring for Faculty Excellence

Building strong academic programs rooted in inclusive excellence is a top priority for Duke. The Strategic Hiring for Faculty Excellence (SHFE) initiative, launched in the 2017-2018 academic year, provides financial support for recruiting and hiring excellent and diverse faculty. See page 19 of the Together Duke academic strategic plan.

27 Duke University faculty hired through SHFE since Fall 2017

Equitable Hiring Practices Workshops

To enhance faculty excellence and ensure that our faculty hiring programs are fair, transparent and inclusive, OFA organizes workshops for search committees and department leaders to share and discuss guidelines and best practices to conduct faculty searches.

The workshops cover the different stages of the search process, including setting up the search committee, publicizing the search, recruiting applicants, evaluating applications, interviewing and hosting candidates, and crafting and negotiating job offers.

Sherilynn Black, Kim Hewitt, Abbas Benmamoun.
Sherilynn Black, Kimberly Hewitt and Abbas Benmamoun presented a workshop on December 7, 2020, including different scenarios and practices to strengthen the hiring process and a review of case studies. Click the image for a recap and resources.
1 workshop, 50 attendees from 20 departments.