Posted on March 22, 2023

Ohio State University Requires Diversity Statement from Engineering Job Applicants

Spencer Lindquist, Breitbart, March 21, 2023

The Ohio State University (OSU) requires diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statements from those applying for jobs at the College of Engineering.

OSU requires applicants to the College of Engineering to provide a diversity statement, with an application portal for a faculty position in nuclear engineering explaining “The search committee will ask all applicants to provide a written statement that describes your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

It goes on to say, “Please provide specific examples such as teaching and/or mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, outreach activities to underrepresented groups, or conducting research that address social inequities.”

John Sailer of the National Association of Scholars tweeted out a rubric used to judge DEI statements. For a statement to receive a “four,” the highest ranking, one must be “comfortable talking about race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and other identities, specific actions taken to decrease bias and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion” {snip}