Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Job Ad at University of Louisville Raises Questions about Considering Race in Faculty Hires

By Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed

Many colleges want more ethnically and racially diverse faculty members. But should searches be limited to underrepresented groups? One university just tried.

Even before the recent, widespread student protests over campus climate issues, many colleges and universities were working to make their faculties more diverse. But can a department specifically reserve a position for an underrepresented minority candidate? That’s what some are asking after a job ad for an assistant professorship reserved for nonwhite, non-Asian Ph.D.s was abruptly deleted from a jobs site on Tuesday.

Read the story here.

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