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Minimizing the Influence of Gender Bias on the Faculty Search Process

Gender Transformation in the Academy

ISBN: 978-1-78441-070-4

ISSN: 1529-2126

Publication date: 6 October 2014



Educating faculty search committees about the role of unconscious bias and presenting them with evidence-based strategies for minimizing its influence promotes changes that contribute to increasing representation of women faculty.




This research was made possible by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF #0123666 and #0619979). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Fine, E., Sheridan, J., Carnes, M., Handelsman, J., Pribbenow, C., Savoy, J. and Wendt, A. (2014), "Minimizing the Influence of Gender Bias on the Faculty Search Process", Gender Transformation in the Academy (Advances in Gender Research, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 267-289.



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