About Recruitment

Business As Usual?

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.

Guiding Successful Faculty Searches 

Executing a successful search for a new faculty member is vital to strengthening your department. For further information about benefits, compensation, employment, forms and policies, see the Guide for Successful Searches.  

Ten Minute Tools: A Toolbox for Hiring the Best

The Ten Minute Tools are full of empirically-based tips, best practices, and strategies to avoid potential hidden pitfalls and maximize the success of your search. Use the distinct tools contained within this toolbox to find and hire the best faculty candidate available to help you build your department’s future. You only need ten minutes or less to review each tool. The tools are designed to cover each of the major search phases and range from recruiting the best candidates to hosting an effective campus visit. Customize your viewing by selecting the tool that is most helpful to you for where you are in the search process.

Strategic Priorities Faculty Initiative

The University of Arizona helps to build a better Arizona by providing access to a high quality education that is engaged with the discovery of knowledge.  As a student centered university, the UA views student access and engagement as core strategic priorities.  The Strategic Priorities Faculty Initiative (SPFI) provides funding to hire faculty who advance these priorities and provide our diverse student body with access to a research-based education.

Proposition 107

Proposition 107 was adopted by Arizona voters on November 2, 2010 as an amendment to the Arizona Constitution. The amendment provides that the "State shall not grant preferential treatment to or discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting."