Resources

Faculty Search Toolkit

ADVANCE at UNM is working with deans, department chairs, and search committees to improve faculty search procedures and align them with best practices nationwide.

Adhering to national best practices during faculty searches will help the University of New Mexico recruit and retain excellent faculty. In addition, conducting the search fairly and equitably will help insure that current UNM faculty who participate in searches feel that their perspectives are respected and valued, and that they derive satisfaction from the process.
A polished and professional search will project a positive image of UNM to scientific and scholarly communities in the United States and abroad.
Click here for a draft of our Best Practices in Faculty Search Toolkit and here for a recent presentation by Dr. Mala Htun, a UNM professor of political science and deputy director of Advance at UNM. Send your feedback on the draft to advance@unm.edu.
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    Does your letter of recommendation have gender bias? Check our guide

    The literature on letters of recommendation for faculty candidates suggests that there are substantive differences between letters written for male candidates and those written for women. This document summarizes the findings from that literature. Keeping these issues in mind when writing and reading letters of recommendation may help to reduce some of the gender bias […] Read More

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    Advance at UNM develops new toolkit for faculty searches

    ADVANCE at UNM is working with deans, department chairs, and search committees to improve faculty search procedures and align them with best practices nationwide.Adhering to national best practices during faculty searches will help the University of New Mexico recruit and retain excellent faculty. In addition, conducting the search fairly and equitably will help insure that […] Read More

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    Faculty, groups can rent spaces in Lobo Rainforest building

    About one month after its grand opening, the Lobo Rainforest in Downtown Albuquerque building is getting closer to being complete. A networking space is available within the Lobo Rainforest building in downtown Albuquerque. The space is available to rent. Photo by Sarah East / Advance at UNMLobo Rainforest features multiple spaces for […] Read More

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    Advance at UNM Panel Discussion: How and When to Say No

    It can be tough when you have what seem like hundreds of demands for your time. Our recent panel looked and how and when it’s OK to say no. See the slides below from Dr. Julia Fulghum, director of Advance at UNM, and click above to hear the entire presentation from her and Dr. Mark Peceny, […] Read More

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    Advance at UNM panel discussion: NSF CAREER proposal workshop

    Advance at UNM and the Faculty Research Development Office on March 21 hosted a panel discussion on writing an NSF CAREER proposal. Nearly 50 people including junior STEM faculty from 16 departments on campus attended to learn more about the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program from a series of UNM faculty […] Read More

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    New gear at UNM’s Centennial Engineering Library lets faculty get high tech

    UNM faculty and students now have access to two high-tech communal rooms at the Centennial Library.One of the new rooms (DEN 2) has a full virtual reality (VR) set, called the HTV VIVE.The other room (DEN 1) hosts a collection of both Windows and Mac desktop computers equipped with a substantial variety of software.On Feb. 17, […] Read More

Resources and readings

Writing tools and tips

Academic writing resources abound from the Owl at Purdue.

For those of us driven by meaningless incentives like streaks and badges, 750 Words is a fun tool to help you write more. Lets you track how many days each month you were able to get three pages worth of words down.

Exploration of Style is a blog with a variety of academic writing tips:

Written kitten has writing tips for those of us driven by kittens.

Productivity in your personal life

This Harvard Business Review article has tips on applying the productivity and other apps you use at work to your home life to help with parenting and beyond.

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