The Advance Project

Enhancing the academic careers of women in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics

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Why / Research Rationale

Develop a diversity reputation.


Reflect upon the complexities of “Tokenism” at every step of the search process.


Develop an information packet for interviewees (including topics such as course-loads, research facilities, funding information, URI & departmental strategic plans, and work-life resourcespolicies ).



With a good reputation, you can attract lots of candidates, underrepresented or otherwise, with little work (Cox & Blake, 1991; Greening & Turban, 2000).


Tokens, no matter who they are, have a reduced chance of being hired when there are just a few of them in the pool (van Ommeren, et al., 2005).


All candidates are attracted by similar factors: Job, institution, diversity, & recruiter factors (Thomas & Wise, 1999).




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