Search Advocate Eligibility and Participation Details

Eligibility and Application Process


Academic and administrative faculty are eligible to apply. Tenure-track faculty should be tenured professors; and both academic and administrative faculty should:

  • Have experience serving on a search committee
  • Be in good disciplinary standing
  • Be committed to ensuring equitable and inclusive search and hire practices


To apply, complete the Search Advocate Pilot Program Application Form by March 19.



Applications will be reviewed by a committee of academic and administrative faculty and staff representing different units across campus. Selected candidates will be notified by April 30. Strong applications will demonstrate the candidate’s knowledge and experiences with faculty searches and UNLV’s search processes, and their engagement in activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Search Advocate Responsibilities

Selected candidates will serve in the capacity of a search advocate for 12 months.

The Search Advocate Pilot Program will consist of two parts:

Part I: Orientation and Summer Training

Selected candidates are required to participate in the following:

  1. Program Orientation - Two 60-minute virtual sessions will introduce candidates to UNLV’s Search Advocate Pilot Program.
  2. Advocate Training - Training about the search advocate role and UNLV’s search and hire processes will be held July 19-July 30. Training will occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and will include a one hour break.

Part II: Service on a Faculty Search Committee

Selected candidates are required to serve as ex-officio members of one to two academic or administrative faculty search committees during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Parts I & II: Consultation

Search advocates are not only participants but also consultants to the program's leadership team to advise on the development of UNLV's Search Advocate Pilot Program throughout its implementation. Search advocates will be required to participate in consultation sessions to collect feedback and improve program implementation.


As participants and consultants, advocates will receive $1000 and a certificate of participation. Payment will be distributed in two installments: Advocates will receive $500 after completion of the orientation and summer training and $500 at the end of their 12-month assignment.