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Adhia, Shin, Ward, and Colleagues Identify Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Early-Career Faculty Members of Color

Posted: 6/7/2024 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliates Avanti Adhia (Nursing), Michelle Shin (Nursing), and Teresa Ward (Nursing) released an article with colleagues in Nursing Outlook, titled “Experiences of recruitment and retention in academia: A collaborative autoethnography of early-career faculty members of color“. The article was lead-authored by Omeid Heidari (Nursing) and included additional co-authors, Kaboni Gondwe (Nursing) and Daniel Suárez-Baquero (Nursing). Recruitment and retention of diverse faculty in schools of nursing continues to be an important challenge, but little has been written from the perspectives of early-career faculty of color on their decision to join academia and their retention. Authors aimed to understand the perspectives of a cluster hire of early-career faculty of color on their recruitment, mentorship and support received, and resources needed for long-term retention. Findings suggest strategies (e.g., targeted resources, diverse cluster hires, building community) to inform recruitment and retention of early-career faculty of color.