Faculty Resources

Faculty Recruitment

Please contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs for more information regarding the faculty recruitment and search process that will be fully online (i.e., implemented through PeopleAdmin) beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. For additional information and resources, please reference the faculty search process flowchart and the newly revised LMU boilerplate text (which will be required for use in all 2019-20 searches). Updated materials will be posted on this website by the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

Please note that two workshops are available and may be scheduled for your college/school or department at your convenience. For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Abe, Special Assistant to the President for Intercultural Affairs, at 310-338-4586 or jennifer.abe@lmu.edu. Workshops that are available include:

  • Workshop #1

    Recruiting and Hiring for Mission and Inclusive Excellence: Preparing your position description and Implementing Search through PeopleAdmin

    • Description:
      • This 1.5-hour interactive session is ideally scheduled prior to preparation of a position description, once a search has been approved.
      • This workshop is designed for deans, department chairs, and search committee chairs and will be jointly facilitated by the Office of Mission of Ministry, Intercultural Affairs, and Human Resources.
    • What you need:
      • Bring draft position description and departmental review report which will be incorporated into workshop.
    • Outcomes
      • Preparation of Inclusive position announcement with new boilerplate language;
      • Understanding of Dean’s expectations for search process in college/school;
      • Alignment of position description with visa requirements for international faculty, if appropriate;
      • Understanding of online PeopleAdmin system used to implement and track search process.


  • Workshop #2

    Workshop #2: Recruiting and Hiring for Mission and Inclusive Excellence: Mitigating Implicit Bias in the Search Process

    • Description:
      • This 1.5 hour interactive session is ideally scheduled prior to the review of candidate applications.
      • It is designed for entire departments (we will come to a departmental meeting at your convenience), not just search committees (candidates will interact with everyone in the department so it will be helpful if everyone is aware of the search process, including candidate visit).
      • The workshop will be facilitated by the Office of Intercultural Affairs and/or the Office of Mission and Ministry.
    • What you need:
      • Participants will be asked to complete 1-2 Implicit Association Tests (IATs) available here prior to workshop. Results will not be shared with others, but the experience will be part of the discussion.
    • Outcomes:
      • Department-wide understanding of the search process and ways that implicit bias can impact candidate reviews at every stage, including candidate campus visits.
      • Understanding of specific strategies to mitigate bias, along with handout of sample tools that may be adapted for a department’s needs.
      • Understanding of Dean’s expectations for search, campus visit, and nature of departmental vote and written materials to be provided.