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Faculty Search Information

The hiring of excellent faculty is a crucial element in determining the overall direction of California University of Pennsylvania.  The University pursues an affirmative action plan in order to attract qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans. 

Vigorous national recruitment efforts will be employed to secure a large pool of qualified applicants for tenure-track faculty searches.  These efforts are the responsibility of the search committees, academic departments, Faculty Search Coordinator and the Office of Social Equity.  Such an approach ensures the opportunity to review the academic quality of numerous applicants and serves to heighten the diversity of our academic community.

Should a doubt arise as to the proper course of action required during the hiring process or when a situation occurs that appears to necessitate a modification of any of the procedures, hiring managers, search committees, department chairs and administrators are urged to consult with the following individuals:

For general search items, contact the Faculty Search Coordinator, Dr. Caryl Sheffield at 724-938-4407 or via email to sheffield@calu.edu.

For Social Equity-related items, contact the Office of Social Equity at 724-938-4014.  The Administrative Diversity Recruitment Plan is required from all search committees.

For questions regarding the PeopleAdmin system, contact the Interim Director of Human Resources, Eric Guiser, at 724-938-4427 or via email to guiser@calu.edu.

California University of Pennsylvania no longer accepts hard-copy applications.  To apply for employment with the University, create an employment application in our PeopleAdmin hiring system.  Once you apply your application to a posting, you will receive a confirmation from the system. 

California University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer.

Faculty Search Diversity Leader Initiative

The goal of the Faculty Search Diversity Leader Initiative is to provide a cadre of faculty who are willing to serve as diversity advocates on faculty search committees.  These faculty members are trained in diversity issues related to conducting an equitable search process.  As diversity advocates, they are EEO representatives committed to ensuring that the search committees on which they serve adhere to the basic principles of equal opportunity in hiring practices.

The Faculty Search Diversity Leaders Roster contains the names of diversity leaders.  Faculty search committee chairs can select from this list to satisfy the requirement of having an EEO representative on the search committee.

Faculty Search Diversity Leader Roster

View the Faculty Search Diversity Leader Training

If you are interested in joining the Faculty Search Diversity Leader Initiative contact the Faculty Search Coordinator, Dr. Caryl Sheffield at 724-938-4407 or via email to sheffield@calu.edu.

SPOT (Search, Procedures, Operations, and Tasks) Briefing

SPOT Briefing Power Point

Each fall semester, the Faculty Search Coordinator conducts a SPOT Briefing. Department Chairs and Hiring Managers must participate. The Office of Social Equity discusses fair and equitable search procedures and emphasizes the University’s commitment to diversity.

NOTE: Searches will not be approved when the Department Chair or Hiring Manager has not participated in the SPOT Briefing.

Bias in Faculty Search

Shelley Correll, Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and Director of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, discusses bias in faculty searches. Click here to view the video Creating a Level Playing Field.