Faculty recruiting guidelines and checklist

Recruiting a diverse faculty and attaining excellence in our research and educational missions go hand in hand.

We will be at our best when we draw from the full spectrum of talent available, and when our students have access to role models and mentors that share their experiences. Being successful at recruiting members of underrepresented groups in a competitive market requires careful planning, good judgment and a significant, coordinated effort. We can benefit by sharing best practices within our faculty, and by adopting approaches already honed at our peer institutions.

The Faculty of Science Dean's Office and departments share the common goal of attracting the very best faculty members. The following is the explanation of how communication among members of the Dean's Office and recruiting committees should be structured.

Download the full UBC Science faculty recruitment guidelines

Department’s Check-list for Faculty Recruitment

  • Review of job search plan and advertisement – Submit to Assistant Dean, HR
  • Tracking of applicant pool
  • Recruiting-committee orientations by AD Equity and Diversity
  • Interview shortlist
  • Dean’s Office meetings with the candidates
  • Authorization to make an offer to preferred candidate and terms

Download the 2-page science department checklist

Contacts for Faculty Recruitment

Janie McCallum
Assistant Dean, Human Resources
mccallum@science.ubc.ca
604-822-0220

Ninan Abraham & Stephanie van Willigenburg
Associate Deans, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
nabraham@science.ubc.ca
stephvw@science.ubc.ca
604-822-4213

Resources for Faculty Recruitment