Negotiating for Equity

Please join UMass ADVANCE and Dean Tricia Serio, Professor Ofer Sharone, and Nefertiti Walker, Interim Vice Chancellor for Office of Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor Sport Management, UMass Amherst on April 12, 2021 from 11:00-12:30pm, live on Zoom.

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Being a faculty member involves negotiation from the moment of receiving your first job offer. Negotiation is a skill that can be learned but is not often taught in graduate programs in science and engineering. Research shows that negotiation processes often lead to inequitable outcomes for women, and especially for women of color. These unequal outcomes of negotiation can create gender and race gaps in pay and other resources that widen over time. As faculty careers progress, negotiation involves advocacy on behalf of others as well as one’s own career—for one’s graduate students and postdocs; and for faculty leaders, negotiation for one’s colleagues and department. Negotiation can be an important tool in creating greater inclusion and equity. Panelists in this session will present guidance on how faculty, especially women faculty and BIPOC faculty, can negotiate for equitable outcomes, and how campus leaders can be sponsors of career success for women faculty, including BIPOC women faculty, through their negotiations.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the College of Natural Sciences and the Office of Equity and Inclusion.