A brief outline of the procedures in the employment of full-time academic personnel is as follows:

  1. The Division Chair will submit a request to the Vice President for Academic Affairs to fill an existing vacancy or for the creation of a new position. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, in consultation with both the Division and the President of the University, will consider the request pursuant to the current needs and available resources of the University.

  2. If the request is approved, the Vice President for Academic Affairs will inform the Vice President for Business and Finance of the vacancy and pertinent information including starting time, academic and experience requirements, and a complete job description including all responsibilities.

  3. The Vice President for Business and Finance will circulate notices of vacancy.

  4. All applications for the advertised position will be submitted to the Vice President for Business and Finance. Applications will be maintained in the Personnel office as supervised by the Vice President for Business and Finance.

  1. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, in consultation with the appropriate Division Chair, will appoint a search committee to review applicants’ dossiers and to conduct interviews. All persons involved in the interview process should recognize privacy issues and the confidentiality of the candidate’s application.

  2. Candidates should interview with the search committee, and should have separate interviews with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Chair of the Division involved, and the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies. Candidates should also give a sample class presentation. Following the interviews with candidates, the chair of the search committee will recommend to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. After consulting with the Chair of the Division and the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Vice President for Academic Affairs will recommend to the President.

  3. After an offer has been accepted by both the candidate and the President of the University, the Vice President for Academic Affairs will inform the Vice President for Business and Finance, giving the salary and starting date of the appointment. The Business and Finance office will then initiate action papers for the appointment. The appointment is subject to the approval of the Board of Regents at its next regular meeting.