Search Firm Guidelines

The goal of a successful search is to recruit the most qualified and diverse applicant pool available in order to select the best candidate to become a member of the UAB community. This guide has been created as a resource to assist departments when it is determined that the services of a search firm will be needed.

How does a department determine if a search firm is required?
Hiring a search firm may be beneficial when:
  • The search for qualified candidates is going to be difficult due to the unique job requirements, experience or credentials
  • The level of seniority or uniqueness of the position requires a nation-wide search

Jan. 21-24 – No prior registration necessary
Scale Back Alabama is a 10-week program to encourage Alabamians to lose weight and exercise more. The goal is to lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks. This is a state-wide program that UAB is participating in, so you can view the official site at  Click here to download the Registration Form – You can complete this form on-site or ahead of time and bring it with you to any registration site.
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Fridays in the Fall at UAB
UAB Wellness has partnered with UAB Eye Care to “Canvas the Campus” by offering vision screenings across the UAB Campus and UAB Medicine facilities during the fall of 2013.  The screening will check vision acuity (distance and near vision), peripheral vision – non central points of vision, tonometry- pressure inside the eye, color vision, ophthalmoscopy (allows doctor to see inside the back of the eye), and slit lamp-3-D view of different parts of the eye. No appointments necessary.

Screenings are conducted on the following Fridays from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.:
Nov. 1 – BEC 1st Floor Lobby
Nov. 8 – UAB Recreation Center Lobby
Nov. 15 – Education Building, 2nd floor Breezeway
Dec. 6 – The Kirklin Clinic (TKC) 1st Floor Learning Center

UAB Employees also receive discounts on glasses and contacts at the UAB Eye Care clinic, please call for details at (205) 975-2020.
This past Saturday, October 19th we held the 3rd annual UAB Blazer Fun Run. This year we had close to 500 UAB faculty, staff, student, alumni and their family members on-site for the 2-mile event. Unfortunately there was a little rain on Saturday morning which caused our Finish Line Celebration on the Campus Green to be cut short, but we still had a great time!

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The Role of a Search Firm
The wide range of recruiting activities and functions of a search firm.

Responsibilities, interview example questions and UAB hiring resources you may find helpful.


How to Choose a Search Firm
Building the short-list of potential search firms and next steps once one is chosen.

View & Print
Download the full Search Firm Guidelines and/or one page summary.

This guide is meant as a resource for those hiring a senior staff member and considering the assistance of a search firm. For information on using a search firm to hire a faculty member, please contact the Provost’s office.