The recruitment and hiring of faculty is widely recognized as an essential component of a thriving university community. This can be especially important when colleges and departments are attempting to fill STEM tenure-track faculty positions. In order to address this critical need, the ADVANCE-IMPACT team will implement a best practices in faculty hiring program. This program involves implementing an empirically-supported training that presents best practices for producing robust applicant pools and evaluating candidates fairly and consistently. Best practices programs have been implemented across universities with NSF ADVANCE programs, as well as U.S. institutions external to ADVANCE and internationally. The training developed for Georgia State University will fit the dynamic needs of our institution and will be provided to STEM search committees.
Dr. Cirleen DeBlaere
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, Faculty Associate for Professional Development for Faculty Affairs, and Senior Faculty Associate for The Graduate School
Email: [email protected]
Cirleen DeBlaere examines the experiences of individuals with multiple and intersecting marginalized identities, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of women of color and other groups with intersecting marginalized identities. To date, her work has focused on the links of minority stressors (e.g., discrimination, prejudice, stigma) to mental health and potential intervening factors in these links. She also examines the role of cultural humility in clinical practice, supervision, and training. Her areas of expertise have led to her garnering over $8 million in federal and foundation training and research grants as PI, Co-PI, and Co-I.
Dr. DeBlaere also consults on DEI issues in higher education with colleges/universities and non-profit organizations. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and was awarded a 2022 Leadership Award by APA’s Committee on Women in Psychology in recognition of her sustained contributions to women’s issues in her scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and leadership service.
Citations and Resources
DeAro, J.; Bird, S.; Mitchell-Ryan, S., NSF ADVANCE and gender equity: Past, present and future of systemic institutional transformation strategies. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 2019, 38, 131-139.
Sekaquaptewa, D.; Takahashi, K.; Malley, J.; Herzog, K.; Bliss, S., An evidence-based faculty recruitment workshop influences departmental hiring practice perceptions among university faculty. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 2019, 38 (2) , 188-210.