Equity in Search Processes


THE SEARCH is an interactive workshop that examines the complexities and dynamic tensions of a faculty search process. Professional actors perform research-based scenes in reverse order of a chronological traditional job search, beginning with the onboarding of the final candidate and ending at the assembling of the search committee. By presenting the search process in reverse of events, attendees have the opportunity to examine the departmental climate and processes as an investigator, making connections and identifying how interactions and dynamics may negatively impact departmental processes. An interactive facilitated discussion following the sketch includes an opportunity to question characters publicly and privately about their motivations.

Performance and workshop is available in-person and Zoom.