I am applying for jobs and certain job postings specifically "welcome applications from" certain groups that "contribute to diversification."
I am in one of these groups that they state, but you have to get to page 4 of my CV or page 2 of my teaching statement to find out.
Why are they especially welcoming these groups? Is there part of their evaluation criteria that considers this diversification? Should I make the committee more aware of my belonging to such a group? If so, how?
[Nota bene: This is a North American job.]