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Inclusive excellence and academic hiring at Concordia


Concordia University is committed to employment equity within its community and aims to recruit diverse staff and faculty. The notion of inclusive excellence asks us to consider the ways in which diverse experiences contribute to an enriched academic environment in ways that may not be captured by the traditional measures we default to in conversations about merit, excellence, and accomplishment. The consideration of inclusive excellence should act as a starting point for taking into account the role of EDI principles in our processes and systems.

This page outlines best practices and guidelines and offers resources for the equitable and inclusive recruitment of tenure track faculty members at Concordia University. It will be updated periodically to reflect the university’s expanding commitment to diversity in the professoriate.

As always, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic is always available to consult on any aspect of the recruitment process.

Best practices — From Department Hiring Committee (DHC) composition to posting the job ad


In general, the best practices discussed on this website address the principles of including diverse perspectives in the decision making process, broadening the applicant pool, giving candidates of all backgrounds a fair opportunity to make their best case for the position in question, and reducing the potential impact of unconscious bias.


Best practices — From the applicant survey to drafting the Department Hiring Committee (DHC) reports



Unconscious bias


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