Faculty Recruitment: Initial Phase of the Process


Faculty Recruitment: Initial Phase of the Process

The following steps comprise the faculty recruitment process for UAB:

  1. In consultation with the dean, the department chair receives authorization to initiate the search process.  Departments must follow specific school, department, college procedures for securing approval to initiate a faculty search. Also, review the role of the Affirmative Action Officer.
  2. Department submits Faculty Recruitment Request, electronically via http://www.uab.edu/uabforms, along with the proposed ad copy to be approved at the department, dean, and provost levels;
  3. Approval confirmation is sent to the department requestor by email;
  4. Ad(s) are placed in specific journals, publications and other media;  Departments are encouraged to work with Graystone Recruitment Advertisement to fulfill this step;
  5. Vice Provost for Student & Faculty Success (Faculty Affairs) posts ad to BrassRing (university’s jobs listing site);
  6. Confirmation of posting to BrassRing is sent to requestor by email;
  7. Position is posted the following day to HigherEdJobs.com;
  8. Hiring department places the faculty recruitment ad to specific media sources.
  9. Appropriate college and school policies, consistent with the UAB Faculty Handbook, should be implemented to review candidates.  Some schools have a standing committee for this purpose, while others appoint a search committee for each search. Using the appropriate College and School policies, the final candidate is selected.
  10. Position announcement (advertisement) remains posted (active) until which time a final candidate has been selected; or the search is cancelled.

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