Inclusive Excellence in Faculty Hiring Announcement

We are excited to inform you that the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity has updated its search committee training module. This new online module is titled “Inclusive Excellence in Faculty Hiring”, and it replaces the current module, “Academic Hiring at Mizzou,” previously found on

The website is no longer active, and the new module can be accessed via MyLearn or the Box site for external members of a search committee.

The “Inclusive Excellence in Faculty Hiring” module offers guidance on how to mitigate bias in faculty recruitment, and strategies to recruit and hire faculty who share our values of diversity and inclusion. The university community benefits from the perspectives of individuals from different backgrounds and experiences, with increased student engagement and retention, and enriched classroom discussions as some of the key outcomes. 

Please use the following links to access the updated training module:

Faculty Inclusive Excellence Fund (FIEF) Requests

The Faculty Inclusive Excellence Fund (FIEF) is an initiative of the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (IDE) and the Office of the Provost. FIEF’s primary purpose is to provide incentive funding for colleges and departments to actively recruit, support and retain the most highly qualified and diverse pool of tenured and tenure-track faculty. Please refer to the Provost’s Office website for more information and to submit a proposal.

While all applications for FIEF funding will be considered, tenured and tenure-track faculty have the highest priority. Faculty in professional programs with similar responsibilities as tenured or tenure-track faculty will also be prioritized.

To learn more about the funding proposal process, funding types, and other additional information on proposals, please visit the FIEF page.

Faculty Recruitment Guide

The University of Missouri is a premier research institution with dedicated faculty, staff and students creating and discovering new technologies, arts, media, content and publications every day that transform lives and communities around the globe. To uphold its position as a premier research institution and remain competitive in this global society, the university must provide exposure to different people, cultures, traditions and practices — it must be a catalyst for inclusive excellence, the outcome of having a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture.

One of the best places to showcase Mizzou’s belief in inclusive excellence is through the faculty — the heart and soul of the university. Having faculty with various backgrounds and life experiences can generate perspectives and ideas that have never been considered and can add to the educational foundation of students.

Learn more about the full guide and process by clicking here.