The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Faculty Recruitment

Faculty Recruitment


STRIDE Workshops 

These workshops are intended for faculty members with an important role in faculty recruitment efforts (e.g., search committee chairs and members and other key faculty). These training workshops review research driven best practices to recruit for diversity and excellence across every stage in the search process and is designed to help faculty produce diverse candidate pools and run effective searches. Learn more here.

Pathways Program 

UMass Amherst offers two ways to increase the ranks of tenure-system faculty who will contribute to the campus goals of greater equity and inclusion. Faculty members can now be hired as part of the Tenure-Track Pathway or the Postdoctoral Pathway Fellowship based on their life experiences and scholarship, as well as their mentoring, teaching and outreach activities. See Appendix J in the Faculty Search Activities Guide for more information.

Additional Resources

The Provost’s Academic Personnel team administers tenure-track faculty hiring and has compiled a number of additional resources to help you in this process.