In an article for Inside Higher Ed, Elizabeth H Simmons and Becky R Petitt discuss the approach they use to cluster hire effectively. Simmons and Petitt emphasize setting objectives, such as diversifying the institution; transforming the university’s organizational culture to create an inclusive space for underrepresented faculty; and elevating the visibility of smaller academic programs whose missions emphasize equity, diversity, and inclusion. The authors argue that these objectives help recruit and retain underrepresented faculty. Simmons and Petitt encourage those who are cluster hiring to create a structure that fits their institution and circumstances, such as by hiring new faculty into a home department while affiliating them with an academic program relating to their social justice objectives to ensure they are supported. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.