Faculty Diversity Initiative
Welcome to the source for information on faculty diversity and inclusion at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This site serves as a guide to our plan to enhance the recruitment, promotion and retention of a diverse faculty. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s mission of promoting health and reducing inequality locally and around the world. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion means attracting exceptionally talented faculty from a breadth of backgrounds and experiences and sustaining a campus culture where all faculty can be successful. As an initial step, we are focusing on under-represented minority faculty but expect that our efforts to promote a more inclusive environment will benefit all groups.
Diversity Advocate Network
The Diversity Advocate Network, comprised of at least one faculty member from each department, serves as liaison between the Dean’s office, departments, and search committees with the goal of ensuring implementation of the School’s Faculty Diversity & Inclusion plan. This group will also advise the Dean’s office on relevant issues and continue to refine the School’s strategy on faculty diversity and inclusion. Learn who its members are here.
On-line presentation: Diversity and Faculty Recruitment
A comprehensive presentation of the current issues in recruiting a diverse faculty, based on analysis of the research literature is available for viewing. This video includes data on representation of women and under-represented minorities in the School and nationally, considerations regarding the value of a diverse faculty, analysis of the evolving landscape of bias in hiring, and best practices in recruiting a diverse faculty and fostering a welcoming environment for all. Watch the video here. Access references and links from the video here.
JHU Target of Opportunity program
The University-wide Target of Opportunity (TOP) fund was established to support the targeted recruitment of exceptional and diverse faculty without conducting a traditional full search. In addition, funds are available for more flexible and less formal arrangements for bringing individuals into the JHU community through the Visiting Scholar and Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship programs. JHSPH has successfully leveraged all of these opportunities to increase diversity in our School. Learn more about these opportunities under the Faculty Diversity heading here.
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. Membership is free for JHSPH faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students. Find out how to register here.
On-line presentation: Making the Unconscious, Conscious
A presentation on recognizing and eliminating the impact of our own biases to foster a welcoming and inclusive school community. This video includes information on the benefits of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace, and tools we can use for working with, learning from, and teaching one another. Watch the video here.