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Emory College: Our Faculty Community

Faculty from across Emory College of Arts and Sciences describe what it’s like to work, teach, and create new knowledge as part of a vibrant academic community within one of the world’s leading research universities.

Building a Diverse Faculty

Our faculty are intellectual leaders, pathbreaking scholars, and dedicated teachers who are redefining the liberal arts and sciences for the 21st century. Through their research and scholarship, they push disciplines to collaborate, evolve and respond to new needs and questions.

Our faculty create the space to tackle both uncomfortable questions and uncomfortable answers. As mentors, they model an increasingly diverse set of cultures, perspectives, and experiences to guide our student body.

Faculty diversity is critical to the advancement of academic excellence across all fields. Recruiting, retaining, and engaging faculty of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities in every program and across the leadership of the College requires intentional effort and innovative approaches.

Moving the Needle

We regard every faculty search as an opportunity to expand our faculty diversity. At every stage of our hiring process, from the development of hiring plans and proactive outreach, to the execution of our searches and the establishment of new faculty orientation workshops and faculty mentoring programs, we pursue of goal to recruit, engage, and retain a diverse faculty of exceptional scholars.

We increasingly pursue innovative and ambitious hiring methods in our efforts to diversify our faculty. These include:

  • Target-of-opportunity hiring
  • Interdepartmental cluster hiring
  • Cluster hiring within departments

HUGs (Historically Underrepresented Groups) are here defined to include any faculty self-identifying as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.

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