Office of Affirmative Action

Administrative and Faculty Recruitment Resources

Wesleyan University's affirmative action program is designed to achieve diversity among faculty, administrators and staff; to treat all appointments and promotions in a manner free from discrimination; and to correct any under-utilization of women and minorities in employment positions. Wesleyan, as an institution is dedicated to excellence in liberal studies, has a responsibility to itself to seek out the most talented people and a responsibility to society to further the goal of achieving equality of opportunity.

For that reason, along with the principle of nondiscrimination, the University is committed to a program of affirmative action with regard to members of certain groups as specified by the U.S. Department of Labor. Wesleyan, therefore, makes concerted efforts to recruit, employ, and promote qualified members of minority groups, women, handicapped individuals who are otherwise qualified, special disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era.

          Examples of Questions That Should Not Be Asked of Candidates Being Interviewed

          Tips on Recruiting a Diverse Staff

Specific to Faculty Recruitment
          Guidelines For Recruiting Candidates for Faculty Positions

          Faculty Search Directories

Specific to Staff Recruitment

          Diversity Career/Recruitment Information Sites

Outreach Letters

Casting the recruiting net as wide as possible is integral to a successful search. To assist you in this effort, below are sample letters to send to colleagues, potential candidates or organizations to announce open faculty/staff positions and reiterate the university's interest in recruiting women and minority faculty/staff.

Staff Recruitment Letter (download)

Faculty Outreach Letters (download)