The University of Iowa

How you describe the position, the department, and the campus will affect your candidate pool.  Some candidates (particularly women and people of color) may choose not to apply if the position is described very narrowly, such that they don’t think they meet all of the stated qualifications or they don’t fit exactly into the narrow field or sub-field.  In addition, providing information about campus resources and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion may help to attract a diverse pool of candidates.  We’ve provided sample advertising language and tools to help write position advertisements that will be more attractive to a diverse candidate pool.

Be sure to use inclusive language in position postings as well as communications with potential candidates, following guidance provided in the UI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Style Guide