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Deadline: Liberal Arts Diversity Officers: Faculty Recruitment to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (All day)
Tresidder Oak Lounge

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, May 16.

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at all levels are welcome to register.


The Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO) is a consortium of chief diversity officers and faculty working to promote best practices and innovative strategies in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. They are interested in diversifying faculty membership at their respective liberal arts institutions. Join LADO representatives to learn more about academic careers and how to prepare for faculty positions at liberal arts colleges. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at all levels are welcome to attend. You may RSVP for one or more portions of the day.

Optional: interested students may sign up for 30-minute individual meeting with a faculty member to review draft job materials. If you would like to take advantage of this special opportunity, please upload your cover letter and CV with the RSVP. You may also include drafts of your teaching statement and diversity statement, if you have them.

Participating LADO faculty and administrators

Reed College:
Mary James, Dean for Institutional Diversity and A. A. Knowlton Professor of Physics
Derek Applewhite, Assistant Professor of Biology
Kelly Chacon, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Anna Ritz, Assistant Professor of Computational Biology (PhD, computer science)

Providence College:
Rafael Zapata, Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Cristina Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of English

Williams College:
Ngonidzashe Munemo, Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Equity and Associate Professor of Political Science
Noah Standstrom, Professor of Psychology

Program Schedule:

10:15-11:30 AM
Welcome and Panel: Hiring, Faculty Development, and Tenure at Liberal Arts Colleges

Faculty members at liberal arts colleges share their experiences and wisdom about getting the job, institutional expectations and support for developing as scholars and teachers, and preparing for the tenure process.

11:45-1:15 PM
Lunch Discussions by Discipline: Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM

Join more focused discussions about expectations and support for research and scholarship at liberal arts colleges including mentoring, start-up packages and other financial support, and other forms of ongoing institutional support.

1:30-2:30 PM
Panel: Faculty Governance and Social and Intellectual life at Liberal Arts Colleges

Faculty members discuss their roles as “faculty citizens”, participating in governance and social and intellectual life of the college both within and beyond their home departments and programs.

3-5:30 PM
Individual meetings with faculty (sign up in advance for a 30-minute time slot)

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