About the Search Advocate Program
The Search Advocate Pilot Program is a two-year pilot program designed to support the search and hire process for academic and administrative units. The advocate program has three priorities:
- Increase the diversity of candidate pools.
- Ensure equitable practices and treatment of all parties participating in the search process.
- Collaborate with the Human Resources team and the Title IX/Office of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that university search and hire policies and procedures are in compliance.
UNLV’s Search Advocate Pilot Program is modeled after Oregon State University’s (OSU) Search Advocate Program. UNLV has partnered with OSU to train search advocates and consult on the program’s development and implementation.
UNLV is seeking a diverse group of academic and administrative faculty to serve as search advocates for faculty searches taking place during 2021-2023. Search advocates will undergo training and serve annually as ex-officio members of 1-2 faculty searches occurring outside of their home unit. (Advocates can serve on academic and/or administrative faculty search committees.)
The UNLV Search Advocate Pilot Program will coordinate two cohorts of advocates. Selected faculty will serve in the capacity of a search advocate for 12 months.
- Cohort 1: The call for applications will take place during Spring 2021. Selected candidates will serve on faculty searches during the 2021-2022 academic year.
- Cohort 2: The call for applications will take place in Spring 2022. Selected candidates will serve on faculty searches during the 2022-2023 academic year.