The Department supports the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in recruiting and in making appointments to the TT faculty. The Chair recommends initial appointments of new members of the TT faculty. Recommendations follow the selection procedure proposed by the FAC and approved by the Faculty Meeting. The Chair, in consultation with the FAC, recommends members of an ad hoc search committee to the Faculty Meeting. The committees conducting searches should include, whenever reasonably possible, graduate and undergraduate student representatives. Diversity will be taken into account in determining committee composition. The responsibility for organization of the search and for maintaining search records rests with the Department Chair.
The Search Committee, in consultation with the Chair, recommends to the Faculty Meeting job descriptions and candidates to be interviewed.
After the interviews have been concluded, the Faculty Meeting, chaired by the Search Committee Chair, shall recommend whether to offer a TT faculty appointment and to whom.
The Chair consults with the FAC on temporary positions in accordance with University regulations. A file of pool candidates for temporary positions shall be maintained by the Department Chair.