September 16, 2010
The National Registry of Diverse & Strategic Faculty, has been a resource for thousands of faculty searches by colleges and universities.
The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement at Texas Tech announces the transfer of the National Minority Faculty Identification Program (NMFIP) from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
First compiled in 1985-86, the NMFIP, which will be renamed the National Registry of Diverse & Strategic Faculty , has been a resource for thousands of faculty searches by colleges and universities seeking qualified and diverse candidates for tenure track faculty positions
"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to be a resource for institutions of higher education across the country," said Juan Muñoz, vice president for institutional diversity, equity and community engagement.
"As the population of the United States becomes more diverse ethnically, culturally and economically, it is imperative that colleges and universities be proactive in hiring and promoting faculty who reflect the evolving diversity on college campuses. Texas Tech is proud to be a national leader in the promotion of inclusive excellence in faculty hiring. We are grateful to Southwestern University for founding this important program and providing valuable services to faculty candidates and subscribing institutions for more than 20 years."
To participate in the registry, the premier database of diverse and strategic faculty candidates sponsored by a major university, prospective and current faculty members can access the registry's website at no cost and download their relevant educational and employment information. Participating member institutions have access to all candidate information posted on the website as soon as it is posted and can announce job openings.
The Campus Access and Engagement office was created to further enhance our efforts
around student success. It aims to drive student engagement and promote access to
the many programs and services available to all students to foster success while pursuing
their degree at Texas Tech.