Faculty Recruitment and Searches | Kent State University

Faculty Recruitment and Searches

The School supports the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in recruiting and in making appointments to the Faculty. Search Committees are appointed by the Director after consultation with the FAC and Faculty members in the specific area or discipline that will be conducting the search for candidates. Search committees include a student member selected by the Faculty serving on the search committee. Following the review of applicants and/or telephone interviews, the search committee recommends to the Director that at least two (2) and generally not more than three (3) candidates be invited to campus for an interview. Each candidate who is invited to campus for an interview will give a seminar presenting their research program before the School. After receiving all input from the interview process, the committee will confirm or deny the acceptability of candidates and provide a critique of positive and challenging aspects of those individuals found acceptable. It then makes its recommendation(s) to the Director who formulates his/her own recommendation and forwards both search committee’s and Director’s recommendation to the Dean for final action.