Achieving Diversity in Faculty Recruitment, Hiring & Retention
SBS Guidelines for Faculty Searches
SBS Vision for Achieving Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Excellence
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences aims to foster a college culture and climate that is clearly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Faculty recruitment, hiring, and
retention are especially critical in our vision to foster a college environment that positively affirms the contributions of multiple perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.
Although SBS is one of the more diverse colleges at UMass Amherst with regards to tenure-track faculty, we are committed to improving as much as possible every year. We are well aware of the inequities and complexity of the “academic pipeline” and the impact this has on departmental culture, curricula, student body, and scholarly production. In light of our mission to be more consistent in our efforts to hire new faculty from a broadly diverse and highly qualified pool, below are a set of hiring guidelines aimed to help achieve our vision for inclusive excellence.
- SBS Guidelines for Achieving Diversity in Faculty Recruitment, Hiring & Retention  [pdf]
- UMass Diversity Matters: Administrative Policies and Procedures 
- Provost's Office Revised Guidelines for Tenure Stream Faculty Searches  (9/1/2014) [pdf]
For further information contact:
Enobong  (Anna) Hannah Branch , Ph.D./ Associate Professor
Director of Diversity Advancement, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Sociology
736 Thompson Hall