The Department of Economics supports equal opportunity and affirmative action in its recruiting efforts. Full-time, regular Faculty positions are advertised nationally. A Department Search Committee shall be constituted by the Chairperson in consultation with the FAC. The Search Committee shall be chaired by the Department Chairperson or Chairperson’s designee who may serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member. The Search Committee evaluates applicants for full-time Faculty positions, and then recommends candidates to the Department Chairperson for interviews. The Search Committee may conduct a series of screening interviews, usually at professional meetings. Following preliminary review of candidate files and screening interviews, the Search Committee will recommend several candidates to the Department Chairperson to be invited to visit the campus for in-depth interviews. When the interview process is complete, the Department Faculty votes on the acceptability of the candidates and on the rank- ordered preference of candidates found to be acceptable. This vote is advisory to the Department Chairperson who must ultimately recommend any appointment to the Dean of the College.