STEAD Faculty Search Committee Workshops

Diversity Mural

Strength through Equity & Diversity (STEAD) Faculty Search Committee Workshops

What is STEAD?

The STEAD Committee is made up of trained UC Davis faculty members who provide information and advice about practices for achieving excellence, equity, and diversity in faculty recruitment at the University of California, Davis. The committee leads workshops for faculty and administrators involved in hiring. The STEAD workshop aims to identify factors that can introduce bias into the faculty recruitment process and to provide evidence-based approaches that will maximize the likelihood that excellent and diverse scholars will be identified, selected for offers and recruited onto the UC Davis faculty.

STEAD Committee Members

Manuel Calderón de la Barca Sánchez - Professor of Physics

Aldrin Gomes - Professor of Physiology and Membrane Biology

Michael Hill - Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Susan Rivera - Professor of Psychology

Leticia Saucedo – Professor of Law

Kimberlee Shauman - Professor of Sociology

Mitchell H. Singer - Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Dan Starr – Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Dawn Sumner – Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Cassandra Tucker - Professor of Animal Science

For Administrators with access to EMS:

Instructions for the STEAD Certification Finder is located here.

Faculty Recruitment Resources

STEAD Webpage Resources

Guidelines for Addressing Race and Gender Equity in Academic Programs in Compliance with Prop 209

Applicant/Candidate Evaluation Tool

Resources for broadening the applicant pool (site that lists organizations, places to post jobs, and other resources by discipline, gender, and race/ethnicity)
Candidate Information/Welcome Folder: List of recommended contents
Guidelines for Writing Letters of Recommendation (produced by ADVANCE University of Michigan)

Policies & Best Practices
STEAD Best Practices 2016
Academic Recruitment Guidelines: APM 500/UCD 500
          •UCD 500 Exhibit C, Guidelines for Interview Questions
          •Summary Chart of Legal Interview Questions Related to Protected Statuses
UC Faculty Recruitment & Retention Best Practices
Frequently-Asked Questions: Dual Career Issues
Requesting Statements of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from applicants:
          •Explanation for the practice
          •Guidelines for writing a diversity statement
          •UC San Diego Contributions to Diversity site

Research & Information
Bibliography of Sources Cited in and Consulted for the STEAD Workshop
Searching for Excellence & Diversity®: A Guide for Search Committee Members (handbook produced by Women In Science & Engineering Leadership Institute, University of Wisconsin)
Benefits & Challenges of Diversity in Academic Settings (brochure produced by Women In Science & Engineering Leadership Institute, University of Wisconsin)
Reviewing Applicants: Research on Bias and Assumptions (brochure produced by Women In Science & Engineering Leadership Institute, University of Wisconsin)