Regarding the Organization of this Document

This guide contains important information on evidence-based, effective recruiting practices that will serve to enhance the recruitment and hiring of underrepresented individuals in faculty and staff positions, as well as procedures and processes to assist with retention of underrepresented faculty and staff after they are hired. The document also includes resources, checklists, and examples that may assist in the recruiting and selection process geared towards inclusive excellence.

While every job search will involve criteria unique to the open position, the University has a set of core values and beliefs that should guide the goals and actions of each of its units ( In accordance with the Core Values and Beliefs statement, every employee is responsible for creating and supporting an environment of inclusive excellence at UNL.

This search guide aids hiring officials, search committees, and other persons engaged in hiring new staff and faculty at UNL. It is a living document; and in that spirit, we invite feedback on what information works, what does not work, and what should be added.

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