Writing an Advertisement

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Examples of wording that can be used in faculty position advertisements

Minimum Qualifications

Examples of minimum qualifications for the positions include:
A PhD in (insert field); "Previous teaching experience; "U. S. Board Certified; and "Specialized knowledge in (specify the knowledge required).

Open Rank Positions

Open rank positions must state the qualifications for each rank. 

Examples of Open Rank qualifications 

The following language can be used to attract a diverse candidate pool:

  • "Interest in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues;"
  • "Academic experiences and interests in culturally diverse groups;"
  • "Previous experience interacting with communities of color;"
  • "Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives;"
  • "The ability to speak a second language" or "Candidates who are fluent in (specific language) are preferred;"
  • "The University is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples;" and
  • "The University offers partner benefits."

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

The following statement must be included in all ads:

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Reasonable Accommodations

In accordance with the university's Affirmative Action Program, the following language must be used in all ads:

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at equity@case.edu. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you need to modify the EEO Statement or Reasonable Accommodations Statement for any reason, please contact Karyn Newton prior to doing so for approval.