Leadership Lessons

A Few Leadership Thoughts on Pro Futuris, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity

A key part of every leader's responsibility at Baylor is ensuring the university is hiring, developing, and retaining the most talented faculty and staff who are the best fit for the job and the university. One of the important ways we do this is through our continual efforts to increase diversity. Pro Futuris notes that one of the means of bringing about a Transformational Education for our students is to "attract, develop, retain, and reward a diverse and outstanding faculty and staff who are committed to excellence…"

Combing this vision with Baylor's obligation and commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment puts an emphasis on how leaders seek and promote the best faculty and staff. Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment efforts are sometimes incorrectly thought to be about quotas or hiring a less qualified person, but the opposite is true. The intention of Baylor's hiring and employment processes is to ensure that every qualified applicant is consistently given fair and equal consideration in order to identify and select the best candidate.

This intention and commitment is reflected in the statement every applicant sees: Baylor is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, veterans, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant's religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

If you have any questions about Baylor’s Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity efforts, please contact Baylor Human Resources at x2000 or askHR@baylor.edu.

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