Office of Institutional Equity

Faculty Recruitment

As The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) evolves into a research university, it is committed to building a highly qualified and diverse faculty in support of academic excellence. Your service as a Search Committee member and/or as an Equity & Diversity Advocate (EDA) is instrumental to this commitment.

For the UTRGV Faculty Recruitment process, a manual has been developed to assist our departments and search committee members. The manual provides guidance to ensure a fair and effective process to follow as you recruit colleagues to serve our diverse student population. Please contact your respective college's Office of the Dean for a copy of the manual. 

Faculty Search Training Requirements

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity (VPFAD) will provide training in best practices for recruiting and hiring diverse faculty in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Equity.

All faculty serving on search committees are required to complete the mandatory online training in order to participate. Training is required to be completed every two (2) years with the EDAs completing an instructor-led training as well. All members appointed to a search committee are required to complete the following module via Blackboard:

- UTRGV Faculty Search Committee Training*

UTRGV credentials must be used to login. For additional assistance, please contact your UTRGV college's Assistant Dean for Administration. Please visit  for a list of the Assistant Deans for Administration.

*This single module replaces the ADVANCE Diversity training, EO/AA training, and the AAA training previously offered in separate modules.  




Faculty Search Training Completion Report

Please click on the title of each training module to view a completion report as to the individuals that have completed the training sessions from Fall 2013 through March 2015. Please check with the Assistant Dean for Administration for completion status of training modules after March 2015.