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Below are guidelines and resources (directories, organizations, and conferences in the sciences social sciences, the humanities and the arts) that enhances the process of seeking a diverse pool of candidates.



Below are guidelines and resources (directories, organizations, and conferences in the sciences social sciences, the humanities and the arts) that enhances the process of seeking a diverse pool of candidates.

The Office of Faculty Affairs is committed to diversifying CSUN’s faculty by offering active recruitment resources and tools for departments and colleges across campus. We are dedicated to strengthening the faculty search process by providing faculty recruiters with additional resources and guidelines in efforts to create an effective search process. We provide instructions and resources to enhance the process of seeking a diverse pool of minority candidates in all academic positions. Below are guidelines and resources with directories, databases, organizations, job boards, and conferences to reach diverse candidates in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Step by Step Instructions for Active Recruitment:

The faculty search process requires active recruitment methods to reach a wide range of minority candidates in academic institutions and organizations across the nation. There are numerous tools and resources to utilize, which will help facilitate an effective process of locating and recruiting diverse candidates from marginalized groups including but not limited to Latino/as, African-Americans, Asians, Native Americans, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The active recruitment of these communities with various social and cultural backgrounds and lived experiences will create diverse, equitable and inclusive environments in departments across campus, empower members from under-served communities.  

Please follow the guidelines below to locate, meet, and recruit diverse candidates:
1. Search directories and databases
2. Attend conferences on equity, diversity and inclusion (grants available upon request)
3. Post open faculty positions on popular and diverse academic job boards
4. Explore rosters of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Search directories and databases from organizations, consortiums and programs to locate diverse faculty candidates. 

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Institute of Biological Sciences: Diversity Outreach Directory
Diverse Scholar and Minority Postdoc Directories
Ford Foundation Fellows
Historically Black Colleges (HBCU)
National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Earned Doctorates
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program
Preparing Future Faculty Institutions (Council of Graduate Schools)
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Directory
The Black Doctoral Network, Inc.
The Leadership Alliance Consortium's Doctoral Scholars
University of California, President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
University of Michigan Postdoctoral Fellows


Attend conferences to discuss issues of diversity and inequity in higher education, engage in recruitment workshops, and meet prospective doctoral students and faculty candidates. Please follow the detailed instructions below. Grants are available upon request.

Faculty Recruitment Grant (FRG) for Attending Diversity Conferences

Faculty Affairs offers Faculty Recruitment Grants (FRGs) for tenured faculty members to attend conferences on diversity and inclusion that they may not otherwise receive funding from their department or college to attend. Those who receive funding can apply the award towards conference registration fees, or conference travel and hotel expenses. Amount awarded per faculty member varies based on need; however, most awards range between $100 - $500 and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. During the faculty recruitment process, all departments are encouraged to use active recruitment methods to expand their pool of faculty candidates to include minorities and women.


    • Tenured Faculty Member
    • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Attend conference during the Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 academic year


    1. Find a diversity conference using the table below
    2. Fill out the Faculty Recruitment Grant Request Form
    3. Submit a completed application
    4. Submit a brief, one-page report to Faculty Affairs describing the impact of the conference on your professional development
    5. Contribute to a Faculty Affairs workshop on a concept, approach, or strategy you learned at the diversity conference

If you are interested in applying for a Faculty Recruitment Grant, please click the link below and fill out the Google Request Form

ConferenceLocationDate and TimeOrganization/Institutions
2018 Diversity Issues in Higher Education ConferenceStockton University CANovember 16, 2018 9 am - 3 pmAmerican Conference on Diversity
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE)Portland, OregonMay 28 - June 1, 2019NCORE, The University of Oklahoma
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minorities Students (ABRCMS)Indianapolis, IndianaNovember 14 - 17, 2018ABRCMS


Post open faculty positions on popular job boards in higher education to recruit diverse candidates.


Explore the following rosters from MSIs and HBCUs to find and recruit diverse candidates.




African American/Black
Asian/Pacific Islander 
Disability (Off-Campus Resources)


Disability / 
Diversity in the Workplace /
Native American
Women / 
Veterans /
General /

Employment - Resources


The Office of Faculty Affairs collaborates with other departments and colleges across the CSUN campus to promote an equitable, accessible and inclusive community for all CSUN faculty members. We are committed to providing opportunities and resources to enhance faculty excellence and diversity with faculty development grants, teaching workshops, research initiatives, and so forth.

We are also dedicated to strengthening the diversity recruitment efforts of our faculty members in efforts to diversify departments across campus (Please see instructions and guidelines for active recruitment methods here). WORK LIFE BALANCE


For faculty development grants, workshops, and teaching toolkit resources, please visit the Faculty Development page:

For professional and personal development programming, check out the calendar of workshops and training sessions:

The Matador Management & Leadership Program helps faculty and staff effectively manage and develop teams:

The Faculty Mentor Program provides an outlet to connect with students and also offers resources to help navigate the process:

Interview Tips, Manuals, etc.
Grant writing
Faculty Hiring process
How to be prepared 


New Faculty Survival Guide: https://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/CSUN-New-Faculty-Survival-Guide.Vana_.pdf

For staff and faculty, CSUN offers you and your family a comprehensive benefits package and provides important information and resources to make the best choices:


The Employee Enrichment & Wellbeing Programs inspire the ongoing personal growth and enrichment in the lives of our employees:


Employee Recognition enhances employee engagement and builds a sense of campus community:


The Employee Assistance Program provides confidential services at no cost for CSUN faculty and staff:


The Associated Students Office offers discounted tickets to local movie theaters and theme park, as well as transit passes: https://www.csun.edu/as/ticket-office

The Faculty Mentor Program provides an outlet to connect with students and also offers resources to help navigate the process:



Mentorship Program: https://www.csun.edu/osid/csun-mentorship-program

CEPD Mentorship Program: https://www.csun.edu/nazariancollegeadvisement/mentorship-program

LGBTQIA+: Peer Mentoring at the Pride Center: https://www.csun.edu/pride/programs/peer-mentor-program



CSUN is devoted to ensuring all faculty members maintain a healthy and happy work-life balance. We provide quick tips from CSUN faculty members, links to online resources/videos, publications, and overall strategies/tips on balancing work and family. Resources are available to candidates and new faculty members looking for dual-career assistance, childcare support, and additional information on neighborhoods, community programs, and entertainment in the greater Los Angeles area.

How can I maintain a healthy work-life balance here at CSUN?

CSUN recognizes the importance of supporting faculty members and their families as they navigate the challenges of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Here are some resources to help faculty balance their academic careers and personal lives.

Parents/Guardians - We offer programs, services, and resources for toddlers and preschool students at the Children’s Center. Please visit the Children’s Center to find information on discounted childcare fees for faculty members, family events in the Los Angeles area, and additional off-campus resources.   

Dual-Career Partners – We understand the additional challenges facing dual-career partners with academic careers. CSUN is a new member of the Higher Education Research Consortium (HERC) a beneficial resource with a wide range of dual-career resources, dual-career campus programs, and dual-career job searches that help you search for jobs that meet both you and your partner’s job search criteria. Please visit the HERC site.

Dual Career Assistance Program

Where can I find some overall tips on balancing work and family? 

For faculty members, it is difficult to maintain a personal life while balancing the responsibilities of teaching, researching, and mentoring. We compiled some quick tips from CSUN faculty. We also provide readings that offer advice on how to manage a work-life balance. These articles address how to delegate tasks, work collaboratively, manage and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy your career and personal life.

Here are some quick tips of best practices from CSUN faculty:

  • (Let’s interview faculty members and get their advice and quick tips for this section)
  • Consider all work and family commitments before setting your teaching schedule for the semester
  • Schedule classes that allow enough time to meet family responsibilities (picking up children from school, caring for others, meetings/appointments, etc.)
  • Block windows of time in your schedule to focus on researching, writing, etc.
  • Create running to-do lists of work-related projects using SMART goals and manageable deadlines
  • Avoid long and time-consuming emails with students and colleagues

Here are additional online articles and resources:

  1. Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life (Harvard Business Review)
  2. The Six Steps to Delegation (Enriching Leadership International) http://www.enrichingleadership.com/resources/michelles-articles/the-six-steps-to-delegation/
  3. How to Learn to Say No (Time) http://time.com/3404760/how-to-learn-to-say-no/
  4. Balancing Your Career & Personal Life (NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholars)
  5. Delegating Responsibility (University of Oregon)
  6. The Superwoman Fallacy: What it really takes to be an academic and a parent (The Guardian) https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2012/aug/17/academic-careers-work-life-balance




Here are some publications from educational institutions that might be helpful to you at CSUN:

Books and peer-reviewed articles:

Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family by Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012.

Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower by Mary Ann Mason, Nicholas H. Wolfinger, and Marc Goulden. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2013. 

Mothers in Academia by Mari Castañeda and Kirsten Isgro, eds. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.


Where can I find some time management strategies?

Where can I find some advice on ways to manage and reduce my stress?

Oasis Wellness Center - CSUN faculty and staff can sign-up for the fee-based massage and acupuncture services at the Oasis Wellness Center all year round. They are also eligible for complete access to the Oasis Wellness Center every summer. Those who are not SRC members can still purchase an Oasis summer membership at a special price. 


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California State University, Northridge and the Greater Los Angeles Area


Welcome to CSUN and the diverse communities of LA!

We welcome you to one of the largest and most culturally diverse metropolitans in the nation! CSUN is located in the San Fernando Valley of the greater Los Angeles area, 25 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Local beaches are short rides away      

Here are some resources to help get you acquainted with the area and involved in community programs and events:

San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Neighborhoods
Dual-Career Resources

For more information on Los Angeles neighborhoods:

Discover Los Angeles

The LA Time’s Interactive Map of Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Vice: City Guides Los Angeles

Vice’s Guide to Los Angeles: Neighborhoods We Like

Time Out: Los Angeles Neighborhoods

The LA Girl’s Guide to LA


For more information on San Fernando Valley neighborhoods:

San Fernando Guide

The LA Time’s Interactive Map of the San Fernando Valley


For more information on Cultural Events and Entertainment in Los Angeles:

Department of Cultural Affairs

Eventbrite: Cultural Events in Los Angeles

Black Cultural Events

San Fernando Guide: SFV Entertainment

Discover LA Events

LA Weekly Event Calendar

Eventbrite: Things to do in Los Angeles

We Like LA Events



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