A student-designed, student–faculty partnership was piloted to increase representation from diverse voices in the faculty hiring process while also rebuilding trust between faculty and students.
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The author thanks the 2020–2021 Emory Department of Chemistry Hiring Faculty Committee and the >24 students who dedicated their time to this process. Special thanks to the Emory Chapters of NOBCChE, AWIS, PACs and IGSS.
The author declares no competing interests.
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Blue, T.C. Beyond a seat at the table. Nat Rev Chem 6, 235–236 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41570-022-00377-7