General Guidelines

General Guidelines – University Requirements for Faculty Recruitment Advertisements

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) requires the following:

  1. Faculty recruitment advertisements must be placed for a minimum of 30 days.
  2. All ads should be placed in at least two national publications, including electronic sources; or one publication two times.  Faculty recruitment advertisements must be placed in national publications with broad circulation to allow for a diverse candidate pool.  Electronic postings, Web postings and listserv media are acceptable placement sources. 
    • Please refer to your college or schools guidelines for more specific requirements for placement of faculty recruitment advertisements.
  3. Effort should always be made to reach a national and diverse pool of candidates.  These efforts may include direct contact with various doctoral programs, conferences, professional associations, as well as other recruitment outreach opportunities.
  4. Affirmative Action Officers must approve ALL Faculty Recruitment Requests.
  5. All faculty hires for (01) Full-time regular and (03) part-time regular positions must be selected using the university’s recruitment process.  A school/unit may choose to recruit for (02) full-time temporary hires, but this is not a requirement.
    • The recruitment process begins with the submission of a faculty recruitment request (FRR) at
    • Policy – Initial Appointments of Faculty states the following:  the process to make a new appointment is initiated by the department chair or library director upon completion of recruitment and selection in accordance with all approved department, school, library, and UAB policies and procedures. Upon recommendation of the department chair and approval by the appropriate dean or library director and the Provost, an offer of appointment may be made by the dean/chair or library director.  This offer shall be contingent on final approval by the President.
  6. To ensure that all faculty postings are up-to-date and appropriately displayed on BrassRing and, it is imperative that the responsible person in your unit review the jobs posted and notify Faculty Affairs immediately if there are discrepancies or if a posting should be removed from the site.
  7. Search Committees
    Please see the attached link for detailed Faculty Search Committee Guidelines and additional faculty search committee resources including the description of the role of the affirmative action officers:
  8. UAB Faculty Handbook policy states:  For all full-time regular tenured or full-time regular tenure-earning positions, recruitment at the national level is required.  For all full-time or part-time regular non-tenure-earning positions, recruitment at the national level is required unless otherwise justified and approved by the dean or library director and Provost.

Continue to Advertisement Request and Approval Process or return to Faculty Recruitment Advertising Overview.