UW School of Medicine strives to recruit the best faculty members from across the country and around the world.  Our goal is to have a faculty that brings diversity of thought and perspective, reflects the community of patients and learners we serve, and supports an inclusive and equitable climate.

The UW Office for Faculty Advancement Handbook for Best Practices for Faculty Searchers and the Online Tool Kit are the best places to start for those looking to recruit faculty.

Additional resources for recruiting and retaining a diversity of talent can be found below.

Creating a Search Committee

Information for search committee chairs: training and membership guidance for creating and leading faculty search committees




Job advertisement templates, job posting sites and search firms, and inclusive language guides

Job advertisement templates, checklists, and examples

Office of Academic Personnel interfolio job posting guide

Sample job advertisements

EOAA website for academic personnel



Job posting sites and search firms

Job postings should be placed in both field-specific journals and job forums and resources highlighting women and under-represented minorities, such as:

National Medical Association
Association of American Medical Colleges
Women in Higher Education
HBCU Career Center
Chronicles of Higher Education

Internal job posting sites within UW SoM should include listservs that may highlight women or under-represented minorities:

Committee on Minority Faculty Advancement (CMFA)
Committee for Women in Medicine and Science (CWIMS)

Inclusive language guides

UW IT Inclusive Language Guide

The resources provided in this document are mostly focused on language surrounding technology tools, resources and services, or language that is more likely to be used on web properties or documentation platforms.

Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative, and Concepts

Teams from the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Center for Health Justice came together to produce this document, providing physicians, health care workers and others a valuable foundational toolkit for health equity.

Words Matter: AAP Guidance on Inclusive, Anti-biased Language

This document is intended to provide guidance for authors, editors, presenters, media spokespersons, and other content contributors.


Strategies and best practices