Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth believes a diverse and inclusive community of staff and faculty enhances our missions of providing exceptional education, advancing biomedical discovery and improving health locally, nationally, and globally.
Faculty Hiring and Search Committees
Information and policies regarding Geisel’s commitment to diversity and inclusion have been incorporated in the Geisel Faculty Handbook and our search processes. Some of these include:
- An initial statement of our commitment to diversity and inclusion;
- A requirement that all search committee members for Geisel must take implicit bias training (Project Implicit®);
- Other resources for understanding/mitigating against implicit bias (e.g., AAMC module on exploring unconscious bias) and procedures to optimize fair hiring practices;
- Requirements for all ads to be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and the Director for Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action for Dartmouth College; and
- Information on venues for advertisements to underrepresented groups (NetID Required) and financial support for search committees to place ads with these organizations/societies.
Other Support for Enhancing Faculty and Staff Diversity and Inclusion
- Individuals should contact the Dean of Faculty Affairs, as the Geisel Dean’s Office has either individually or in concert with Dartmouth-Hitchcock and/or the Dartmouth College Provost Office provided resources for:
- hiring diverse faculty and staff;
- consultation through organizations such as Harvard Pilgrim’s Culture InSight.
- K-Next: This program seeks senior level postdoctoral scholars and early career physician/scientists who will be supported through mentored K award mechanisms with the expectation that successful candidates will transition to an Assistant Professor faculty position following completion of the award. Although the program is not restricted, priority is being given to applicants who fulfill our goal of enhancing representation of under-represented groups on the faculty at Geisel.
- Fellowships for ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine); support provided by Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, support provided from the Provost’s Office.
- Geisel, Arts & Sciences and Institutional Diversity and Equity have worked together to set up Dual Career Resources to facilitate finding employment opportunities for partners/spouses of faculty candidates.
Employee Resource Networks (ERNs)
With the goal of advancing recruitment efforts and increasing the retention of diverse talent, Dartmouth College provides institutional support for the Employee Resource Networks (ERN) at Dartmouth College. The ERNs are various affinity groups comprised of faculty, staff, families and Upper Valley community members. The groups established on campus are the Black Caucus, Native American Council, Latinx Hispanic Council, LGBT Employee Network, International Employee Network, Veterans Network, Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) and EmpowHER. ERN’s mission is to contribute to the personal and social development of its members. Throughout the year, these networks meet to celebrate the start of a term or season, commemorate a holiday or simply get together to meet new colleagues and friends.
These networks are available to Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock staff and faculty.