When considering disability in higher education, the focus is often on students, rather than faculty. For those with disabilities, this can feel isolating, and for those without, campus access might be an after-thought. The articles below take on the “neglected demographic” of disabled faculty and what accommodations might look like. The following section considers the academic hiring process and how it can be made more accessible.

The Neglected Demographic: Faculty Members With Disabilities (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Faculty Members, Accom­modation, and Access in Higher Education (Profession)

Access in the Academy: Accommodating Faculty Members with Disabilities Can Help Everyone (AAUP)

On Faculty and Mental Illness (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Accommodations and Academia (Chronicle Vitae)


Disability and Hiring: Guidelines for Departmental Search Committees (Modern Language Association)

Statement of Best Practices in Faculty Hiring for Tenure-Track and Non-Tenure-Track Positions(Conference on College Composition and Communication)

Advice on Hiring Faculty Members with Disabilities (Inside Higher Ed)

It Shouldn’t Have to Be So Hard (Job Searches and Disability) (Inside Higher Ed)