Advertisement Content Requirements

Advertisement Content Requirements—The Essential Elements

All faculty recruitment advertisements must include the following elements:

  1. The advertisement must include rank and tenure status.  It is preferable to include whether the position is full-time or part-time and the appointment period, i.e. nine-month or twelve-month.
    • The University of Alabama at Birmingham is seeking applications for the full time position of Associate Professor, tenure-earning, for the Department of...
    • The University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications for both tenure track and non-tenure earning positions, at the Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/Professor level. Rank, salary and tenure status commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  2. An advertisement must include the UAB minimum requirements for the position; however, preferred attributes also can be included.
    • ... seeking an individual with an advanced degree in the medical sciences with postdoctoral experience and research interests in ...
    • A successful track record of grant-funding is preferred, but not required.
    • Proficiency in preferred.
  3. The educational level must be included. Type of degree should be noted unless implied by responsibilities or board certifications, i.e. patient care, clinical care. Again, UAB's minimum requirements for the position must be conveyed; expressly stating that the degree must be awarded by an accredited institution.
    • A qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Physics...
    • Candidates must possess a Ph.D., evidence of productive postdoctoral experience and expertise in ...
    • Doctorate in education psychology or equivalent with experience/knowledge in ...
  4. Experience is an essential item for the advertisement. Include minimum number of years and/or type of experience. Again, preferred attributes can be noted.
    • Qualified individuals should have demonstrated expertise in clinical research methods.
    • Applicants should have substantial professional work experience in one or more of the teaching areas ...
  5. Provide the mailing or e-mail address for receipt of applications/curriculum vita and reference letters, taking care to include the appropriate post office approved street address, building abbreviation, room number, and extended zip code.
    • Letters of application and CV should be mailed to ...
  6. All advertisement must include the university’s Affirmative Action/Diversity and Inclusion statement:
    • UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
  7. Background Check Policy Statement
    • All faculty advertisements must include the following language: for advertisements placed/approved on or after May 1, 2012.

      “A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.”
  8. Specific department when applicable.
  9. School, Department, Division, and Program name Minimum Education, Credential Requirements, and licensure requirements.
  10. Department/School Contact Information.
  11. Specific instructions about how to apply or submit application materials for the open position.

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