Recruiting Faculty | School of Art Handbook | Kent State University

Recruiting Faculty

The School supports the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in recruiting and in making appointments to the faculty. Search committees, which are appointed by the director after consultation with the faculty and division faculty members in the specific areas or disciplines, conduct the search for candidates. All search committees shall include the director of the School and the division coordinator, who shall serve as the chairperson of the committee. Search committees also include a student member selected by the faculty members serving on the search committee. Following the search, the search committee recommends to the director that two (2) or three (3) candidates be invited to campus for an interview. Each candidate who is invited to campus for an interview will make a public presentation to the School. The search committee may recommend its choice of candidates to the director. Committee recommendations are advisory to the director who makes a recommendation to the dean.  If the dean concurs with the director, a recommendation is forwarded to the Office of the Provost. If the directorʼs recommendation is different than that of the search committee and the faculty, the director shall inform the dean of all recommendations and the reasons for the disagreement.

New faculty positions which are outside the division structure shall be the responsibility of the faculty as a whole. A search committee in these instances shall be determined and selected by the faculty, shall include the director of the School, and shall elect its own chairperson.

The recruitment and search procedures for temporary and part-time faculty shall be the responsibility of the director of the School, with the advice and recommendation of the division coordinator (s).