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Search Advocate Program 

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce the establishment of the Search Advocate program. Inclusive Advocacy is a recruitment tool that can be requested by deans, chairs, or unit heads in faculty and staff searches to enhance inclusive excellence in university hiring. Advocates are Carolina faculty, staff, and administrators who are trained as search and selection advisors. These advocates are trained on current research and best practices about bias, representation, policies, and the legal landscape on non-discriminatory hiring. Advocates will provide support to chairs and committees who request their assistance through each stage of the search process. The Search Advocates will ensure that the commitment to inclusiveness is thoughtfully considered in the review of candidates.

More information about the Search Advocate Program can be found through the Office of Faculty Affairs.