Recruiting of Faculty

The Department supports the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in recruiting and in making appointments to the faculty.  Permanent tenure track faculty positions are advertised on a national basis and in the University's Job Opp following the recruiting practices established by the Office of Human Resources.  A Search Committee, appointed by the Chairperson after consultation with the FAC and the faculty in the specific area or discipline involved, conducts the search for candidates.  Search committees include a student member selected by the faculty members serving on the committee.  Following the search, the committee recommends to the Chairperson that two or three candidates be brought to campus for an interview.  Each interviewed candidate presents a seminar before the Department.  The Search Committee may recommend its choice of candidates in rank order to the faculty for discussion and a recommendatory vote.  These recommendations then are presented to the Chairperson.  Recommendations are advisory to the Chairperson who makes a recommendation to the Dean of the College.  If the Dean concurs with the Chairperson, a recommendation is forwarded to the University central administration.  If the Chairperson's recommendation is not in agreement with those of the Search Committee and the faculty, the Chairperson shall inform the Dean of all recommendations and the reasons for the disagreement (UPR 3342-6-02 and UPR 3342-6-03).