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Equity in Hiring and Search Committees

Montclair State University is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. In furtherance of this commitment, the University has implemented policies and procedures to ensure that its recruitment and selection decisions are based on individual merit and are consistent with the University’s Statement on Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Diversity and Sexual Harassment.

Montclair State University is also committed to recruiting a workforce that reflects the diversity and talents of New Jersey, the larger metropolitan area and the nation. The University therefore seeks to recognize and draw upon the talents of a diverse range of outstanding faculty and staff, and to foster the free exploration and expression of differing ideas, beliefs and perspectives through scholarly inquiry and civil discourse.

As a recipient of federal government grants and contracts, Montclair State University is subject to Executive Order 11246. This Executive Order, together with its implementing regulations and the EEOC’s Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, requires the University confidentially to maintain data on race, national origin, ethnicity and gender of each applicant, and to ensure that any statistically significant differences in the selection rates of protected group members are identified.

In accordance with its affirmative action obligations, the University has developed these policies and procedures for the recruitment and appointment processes. While these policies and procedures have been established to comply with federal law, they also reflect the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination and the University’s recognition that its educational mission is enhanced by policies promoting diversity, fairness and respect for all individuals.

For more information, view Hiring a Manager or Professional Staff.

Policy revised August 2017