Inclusive Hiring Language

Why use Inclusive Excellence Language in your Position Descriptions?

The position description is typically the first item an applicant sees when making the decision to seek out your institution for possible employment. One might say that the position description is similar to receiving an “invitation” to attend an event.

Working Inclusive Excellence language into your position announcements provides an inclusive, welcoming, and positive communication with possible applicants. Inclusive Excellence language includes being mindful and respectful of the terminology used by and to describe a variety of socio-cultural groups. Incorporating inclusive language into your position description not only ensures a larger selection of diverse and qualified candidates, it also reaffirms the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Example Job Description - Faculty

Faculty Position

Inclusive Faculty Position Language

The (ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT) at The University of Texas at San Antonio is seeking applications for a tenure track assistant professor position with experience in (ACADEMIC DISCLIPLINE) with an academic record in multicultural education, diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success.

The candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a culturally diverse urban population.

Demonstrated intellectual contributions linked to diversity, inclusion and/or inclusive excellence.

Experience in multicultural, diversity and power and privilege practice.

Demonstrated experience successfully teaching, mentoring, and advising diverse, underserved students, including students of color and non-traditional students.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university at the department level, in its endeavor to become a Hispanic Serving Institution

The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population and be committed to assisting the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Applicants with demonstrated experience in the recruitment and/or retention of underrepresented students, including students of color.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse urban population and be sensitive to the education needs of such students.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color.

Applicants with demonstrated experience in the recruitment and/or retention of underrepresented students.

Ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.