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McMaster has a vision to achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence as a student-centred, research-intensive university, and to embody values of integrity, quality, inclusiveness and teamwork. Implicit in McMaster’s vision and values is its aspiration towards inclusive excellence – the notion that diversity is integral to quality in teaching, research, service and governance.  The revised SPS A1 – Faculty Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedures and the newly developed companion Handbook are guided by best practices for talent acquisition and integrating principles of employment equity and inclusive excellence through search processes. The Policy, Procedures and Handbook will enable McMaster to attract the most diverse talent pool and achieve the most equitable, inclusive and meritocratic faculty hiring practices and decisions.

Policy Resources

Consider Workforce Gaps

2019 MUFA Faculty Employment Equity Census Report & Gap Analysis are available by Faculty.

Department Chairs may also request department-level data, noting that all reporting will be in accordance with our principles of privacy and confidentiality.

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Applicant Self-ID Report User Guide Learn More

This resource provides information and guidance about the Applicant Self-ID Report.

Search Summary Form Download the Search Summary Form

Search/Selection Committee Chairs are required to complete and submit this form at the conclusion of each search, for accountability purposes.

Process Outline

For questions or related inquiries, please contact:

May-Marie Duwai-Sowa

Employment Equity Specialist

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Ayo Osinowo

Program Coordinator, Employment Equity