Recruiting Diverse Faculty at NC State

The Recruiting Diverse Faculty (RDF) Committee is a group of volunteer faculty and administrators committed to increasing diversity among the faculty at NC State and making NC State a more diverse, inclusive and equitable environment.

RDF facilitates faculty-to-faculty discussions about diversity in the faculty search process. This is a unique opportunity for faculty search committees to have honest conversations about diversity and inclusion in the context of their own department and discipline during the faculty search process.

We offer the following services to departments and colleges wishing to learn about enhancing faculty diversity and inclusion.

  • Consultations with Faculty Search Committees

Upon request, members of our committee will consult with your search committees and facilitate a session on how you can increase the number of diverse applicants, approach evaluation of candidates, and increase awareness of systemic bias in the faculty hiring process.

We have a unique perspective as faculty who can speak to other faculty in an open and honest manner about what we as faculty can and should do to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion at NC State.

  • Resources Available

    The RDF resource library contains discipline-relevant academic research on faculty diversity, examples of departmental diversity plans, templates for candidate evaluations, links to OIED hiring pamphlets, presentations on the need for hiring diverse faculty and reducing unconscious bias, and examples of faculty diversity statements.

To invite the RDF Team to meet with a search committee, please complete a Request for RDF Services.