Penn is committed to recruiting, hiring, and supporting an excellent and diverse faculty. We encourage search committees to use the resources below. Please contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty with questions and for additional resources.
Diversity Search Advisors (“DSAs”) are charged with ensuring that faculty search processes are broad, inclusive, and designed to bring outstanding professors to Penn. In directly shaping the professoriate for years to come, DSA service is vital to Penn’s mission.
The DSA is expected to:
Since 2017, the University has required latent bias training for faculty members involved in searches.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty hosts training sessions each fall. These are open to all interested faculty members, specifically faculty search committee members and new Diversity Search Advisors.
Schools and Departments may also be interested in additional trainings. For more information, contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University offers two programs to support recruitment and retention of Penn faculty: the Faculty Opportunity Fund and the Dual Career Fund. Department chairs are encouraged to reach out to their deans and Vice Provost for Faculty to discuss these opportunities.