Making the Offer

Negotiations with a prospective hire are generally the purview of the department Chair and the college Dean, and either may use this form to request ADVANCE funds to supplement a start-up package or hiring offer. Women in STEM fields are statistically more likely to have an academic spouse than men in the same field;* (See Policy Here).

Best practices:

  • Do not assume that all faculty candidates will negotiate aggressively. Studies have shown that women in particular are less likely to negotiate or make aggressive counter offers.** Ensure that your opening offer is attractive enough to at least start the conversation.
*Schiebinger, Londa, Andrea Davies Henderson, and Shannon K. Gilmartin. Dual-Career Academic Couples: What Universities Need to Know (Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University, 2008).
** Babcock, Linda and Sara Laschever, Women Don’t Ask (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003).
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(If ADVANCE funding is requested, please describe how the funds will contribute to ADVANCE goals.)
2. Request assistance with dual-career hiring opportunities (See Policy Here) Click submit to send this information to your search committee chair and the ADVANCE program at UTRGV: