Faculty Resources

Faculty Recruitment

The Office of Intercultural Affairs provides information and resources to help guide LMU faculty, staff, and administrator search processes, including the 2020-21 Faculty Recruitment Boilerplate and customized workshops.  LMU search process workshops will be customized to fit the needs of your unit.  The two workshop topics include:

  • Recruiting and Hiring for Mission and Inclusive Excellence
    Preparing for the search: Developing an inclusive position announcement and other matters

    • Description:
      • This 45-minute 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.


  • Recruiting and Hiring for Mission and Inclusive Excellence
    Mitigating Implicit Bias in the Search Process

    • Description:
      • This 30-minute 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.
Request a Search Process Workshop

Tenure-track faculty search processes are in the process of being fully implemented through PeopleAdmin (i.e., HR online portal) for the 2019-20 academic year.  Materials provided by OIA to support tenure-track searches include the following:


(Available in hard copy format)  


*NOTE: As you review these materials, please note that the Faculty Recruitment boilerplate has been updated for 2020-21. The boilerplate provided in the guidelines and hiring resources is from 2019, and no longer current. Access the 2020-21 Faculty Recruitment Boilerplate here.


For more information, please contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs, at 310-338-7744 or Jennifer Abe, Ph.D., Vice President for Intercultural Affairs at jennifer.abe@lmu.edu.