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Faculty Hiring Toolkit

 

RECRUITMENT AND HIRING GUIDELINES MANUAL EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This document was developed to clearly articulate faculty hiring goals for search committees and to streamline and formalize our faculty recruitment and hiring process. Information sources include The University of Southern Mississippi Faculty Handbook, existing Human Resources policies and documents, and the current Faculty Hiring Guide.

This Faculty Recruitment and Hiring Guidelines and Procedures manual includes the following items:

  •  Importance of using best practices in a timely manner to recruit and select outstanding faculty

  •  Request and approval process to fill faculty positions

  •  Guidelines and expectations for search committees

  •  Procedures for screening applicants and verifying credentials

  •  Interview process guidelines for telephone and on-campus interviews

  •  A step-by-step faculty recruitment and hiring process guide covering necessary forms, required information for letters of offer and acceptance and hiring package contents

Sample Documents

  •  Letters and emails

  •  Interview guidelines, suggested questions, telephone interview scripts

  •  Applicant resume review document

  •  Interview evaluation documents

Resources

 


Suggestions for improving our faculty hiring processes should be sent to the Office of the Provost via allison.gillespieFREEMississippi.

 


See the Office of the Provost website for sample documents. 

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