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Faculty Recruitment and Diversity

UTSA is committed to identifying, recruiting, and retaining highly qualified, talented, and diverse faculty for all academic areas. The faculty recruitment process is designed to be a collaborative process resulting in the best qualified candidate for a position. Failure to follow the processes and procedures outlined in the Faculty Recruitment Manuals (available for download below) may result in the closing of a search.

The Office of Academic and Faculty Support coordinates Faculty Recruitment Training in collaboration with Equal Opportunity Services and Human Resources. Faculty members who are participating on a search committee for the first time or those who have not attended training within the previous two years must complete Faculty Recruitment Training.

Starting in Fall 2018, faculty recruitment training for search committee members includes the following two components:

  • (1) a seven-part animated video series on implicit bias (roughly 30 minutes)
  • (2) a self-guided online training module that primarily focuses on UTSA's faculty search process (roughly 30 minutes)

In addition to the two online training components, Search Committee Chairs and Diversity Access & Equity Advocates must also attend an in-person session that will focus more specifically on understanding implicit bias in the faculty search process. Search committee members, department chairs and their staff are welcome to attend.

Online Training

Part 1: Implicit Bias Video Series

Institutions increasingly understand that implicit bias impacts key university processes, including faculty search decisions. The following videos were created by UCLA to enhance employee awareness and decision-making; we are incorporating them here as part of our online search committee training. Be aware of these issues as you work to provide all applicants with full and fair consideration during the search process.

Part 2: Recruitment Training Module

This self-guided training provides a overview of UTSA's faculty recruitment process. It offers best practices and resources to assist with each step in the search process, from forming the committee to finalizing the offer. This module is designed to be an evergreen resource that can be accessed at any time.


All faculty members must view the full Implicit Bias Video Series and go through the online recruitment training module. After the quiz at the end of the online module, you will be prompted to self-certify that you have completed both components.

In-Person Training

Required for Search Committee Chairs and Diversity Access & Equity Advocates. Open to all search committee members, department chairs and their staff.

2018 Sessions:

Wed., September 5 | 9 - 11 a.m. | Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
Thurs., September 6 | 9 - 11 a.m. | Faculty Center Small Conference Room (JPL 4.04.12D), Main Campus
Tues., September 11 | 2 - 4 p.m. | El Paseo Room A, Durango Building (Downtown Campus)
Tues., September 18 | 1 - 3 p.m. | Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus


In addition to this required training offered by Academic & Faculty Support, Human Resources offers a separate training on using STARS to hire tenure-track faculty. Visit the HR Training & Development website to find and enroll in these classes.

Additional Resources

Resources for Recruiting Diverse Faculty


Office of Academic and Faculty Support
for questions about the faculty recruitment process, timeline, offer letter, required forms, and other general information
Attn: Jenny De Los Santos or Kevin McCollom

Office of Equal Opportunity Services
for questions about diversity
Attn: Maria Perez, interim director of EOS

Office of Human Resources
for questions about STARS
Attn: Ronald Fosmire, HR advisor