Department Chair's are responsible for new faculty searches. The first step in the process is to petition the FBPC for a search request. Upon the recommendation of the FBPC and Provost, the President decides whether a search may be initiated. If approval is given, the Provost notifies the Chair that planning for the search may begin.
After receiving authorization to conduct a search to fill a tenure track or a faculty term position of three or more years, the Department Chair or Program Director must consult with the Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development at various stages of the process as detailed in the Chair’s Manual, Appendix A, Searches. To facilitate the consultation, Chairs/Directors are asked to prepare a statement discussing the topics listed under each of the three phases of the search process and to email it to the Dean prior to scheduling the consultation meeting:
Instead of developing a narrative with the above criteria, Chairs/Directors may complete the template available on the forms page.