Faculty Diversity Initiative

The Faculty Diversity Initiative (FDI) is a cornerstone of Johns Hopkins’ diversity and inclusion efforts. It recognizes the fact that changes in the composition of our faculty in turn impact the student body, campus climate, research, and pipeline of graduate students.

The FDI was launched in fall 2015, the product of a yearlong effort to develop a multifaceted approach to faculty recruitment and retention. With support from all our deans, the university has committed more than $25 million in funding to this effort over five years. The FDI has two overarching goals: to reorient faculty search and hiring practices, ensuring searches stretch beyond our customary networks to include new and diverse sources of talented candidates; and to provide resources that can support and sustain a more diverse faculty community. By looking beyond familiar horizons for new colleagues, we are confident that we can enhance both the excellence and diversity of our faculty.

The FDI is a key component of the JHU Roadmap for The JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion, drafted in early 2016 to capture the university’s priorities and ambitions, and to state in explicit and concrete terms its institutional commitments in this area.

Faculty Composition Report

The JHU Report on Faculty Composition provides data collected in November 2015 by the Office of Institutional Research and validated through faculty outreach in March 2016. The report will be updated every two years and is the university’s first public report that provides the number of women and minority faculty by division and department.

University Initiatives