Search Committee Resources


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In addition to placing a national advertisement in at least one journal for 30 days, we strongly recommend also placing ads in locations that target women and minorities underrepresented in medicine.  The following guide is a resource for search committees:

Search Committee Resources

Please click on the links below for search committee resources from Harvard Medical School (HMS), the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Harvard University (HU):

Harvard Medical School (HMS)

  • To view the Faculty of Medicine Handbook, please click the following link to download the current handbook version and then navigate to section 5 entitled "Guidelines for Academic Recruitment":

Harvard University (HU) Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

Please click the following link to view a website page with a library of resources regarding Best Practices for Search Committees:

This website includes:

  • A downloadable pdf with current Best Practices for Conducting Faculty Searches
  • Additional Harvard Resources that are geared towards disability, acceptable interview questions and a sample candidate evaluation sheet
  • Background Reading and Resources including: 
    • Outsmarting Human Minds (OHM)
    • Implicit Association Test (IAT) at Project Implicit 
    • HERC's Search Committee Training Toolkit 
    • Unconscious Bias and its Influence on Decision Making 
    • Implicit Bias Video Series
    • ADVANCE Program (National Science Foundation)
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence Initiative (AACU)
    • FD&D Annual Reports

American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)