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Affirmative Action Policies & Procedures


Recruitment of all faculty (except AP Faculty) is managed by the Office of Academic Affairs. Some parts of the process are supported by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. For questions or more information about faculty recruitment, please contact Academic Affairs.

Faculty Recruitment

Affirmative Action Policies & Procedures

Old Dominion University is committed to a policy of positive affirmative action in the recruitment of women and minorities and of non-discrimination in employment practices. Equal opportunity for employment shall be provided to all applicants on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or veteran status. The attached university forms and procedural guidelines must be used by all deans, directors, and chairpersons in a conscientious manner. This will help assure the effective implementation of this policy. It will also assist the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Equity and Diversity, your Vice President, and the President, to evaluate and document campus affirmative action efforts and to provide documentation of those efforts.

Please use the current Faculty Recruitment Forms. These forms supersede all previous faculty forms, which should be discarded. Additional copies may be requested from the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity or Academic Affairs as needed. These forms should be completed as FULLY AND ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE.

Submitting a Candidate for Consideration

It is a strategic goal of Old Dominion University to strengthen the diversity of its faculty through recruitment and retention of minorities and women. The key to achieving this goal is to actively recruit qualified individuals, who are traditionally underrepresented in specified disciplines. Although the Institutional Equity and Diversity Office monitors the effort of providing greater opportunities for employment, it is encouraged that the University uses a team approach in identifying potential faculty members. Accordingly, please click here to review the current listing of available positions. Please inform us of any nominations of potential candidates. These individuals may also review the listing and submit their letter of interest and vitae directly to the department to which they are applying. Also, we welcome and include any advertisements on our web-site.

Please submit vitas and advertisements to the following address:

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


Contact the ODU Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity with any questions.

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