A common approach to recruiting faculty is for search committees to post their advertisement and wait for candidates to apply. However, a new faculty hire is one of the most critical investments we make in our department and university’s future, and this passive approach often does not always lead to the best outcomes. To ensure a diverse pool of talented candidates, search committees must proactively recruit the best candidates to apply for the position.
In order to improve the quality and diversity of candidate pools, a Faculty Search Committee Training will be required for all faculty search committee members and hiring authorities effective November 15, 2021. The training is now available in EDGE in four brief modules that cover better practices for recruitment and hiring. The Faculty Search Committee Training must be completed by all faculty search committee members prior to submitting a requisition to HR.
Faculty will be able to download their certificate of completion from EDGE and share it with the hiring authority, who submits it with the job requisition.
Guiding Successful Faculty Searches
These guidelines are designed to serve as an organizing tool for faculty search committees as they move through the process of faculty recruitment and hiring. This document is organized into sections for each stage of recruitment and hiring. Specific actions and responsibilities are identified for the following individuals: dean or department head, the search chair, and/or entire search committee. The guidelines have been constructed with resources from the Offices of Faculty Affairs and policy guidance from Human Resources. This tool has been created with a specific focus on improving equity, rigor, fairness and reducing bias in recruitment and hiring.
Access the Faculty Search Committee Guidelines.