Core Leadership Competencies

Recruitment & Retention

Establishes and implements a faculty talent recruitment strategy capable of attracting and securing top-tier passive faculty talent


  • Candidate-facing versus institutionally-facing recruitment processes
  • Established year-round candidate sourcing efforts with protocols for opportunistic hires
  • Proven track record of success in diverse faculty hiring and established processes that ensure DE&I best practices
  • Monitors faculty retention and satisfaction
  • Established recruiting process training and education programs

Assessment Questions

  • Describe aspects of your program’s recruiting practices that ensure commitment to DE&I.
  • Outside of advertising and faculty referrals, describe engagement strategies utilized to identify candidates for open faculty positions.
  • Describe your strategy when forming a search committee.
  • What are established recruiting best practices utilized by your program?
  • Would your recruiting process be described as candidate or institutionally oriented? If institutional, how can you modify to become more candidate oriented?
  • Is recruiting for outreach practices a challenge for your program?
  • What can you learn from your most disappointing recruitment/retention failures?
  • What is the most common reason for a voluntary faculty departure in your program?
  • What steps have you taken to improve faculty retention?


Pediatric Leadership Insight

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  • What is a Diverse Search? - Pediatric Insight: Passing Leadership Wisdom To The Next Generation Topic: What is a Diverse Search? Listen to what the Council has to say about the definition of a diverse search, preparation, selection process for best outcomes, candidate pool development, establishing purpose and metrics, executive firm expectations and more. Don’t have time to watch the full […]


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