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Best Practices

In order to attract diverse and talented faculty, it is imperative to follow best practices in the search process.

In partnership with UCSF Academic Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Outreach encourages the use of best practices in all recruitments. Key best practices are listed below. We encourage you to share your best practices with us.

  • Include the following language in all advertisements: "UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence."
  • Review and use the UCSF Academic Search Committee Member Responsibilities document, guidelines for conducting a search likely to attract women and underrepresented minority applicants.
  • Know your unconscious biases before conducting a search. Participate in this free e-learning seminar from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and take the implicit association test.