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Selecting Candidate and Initiating Faculty Hiring Proposal

Selection of the Faculty Member

Step 1. After the conclusion of interviews, the search committee meets to determine which candidates, if any, to recommend for hire. The search committee may choose to provide rankings, strengths and weaknesses, determination of acceptable and unacceptable candidates, and other types of feedback in its recommendation. The search committee chair forwards the recommendation to the department chair or school director.

Step 2. The chair or director will secure the advice of the department or school personnel committee regarding the search committees recommendation. The chair or director may also consult with other faculty in the department. After consultations, the chair or director will forward the recommendations of the search committee, the department or school personnel committee, and chair or director to the dean.

Step 3. After discussion with the chair or director, the dean will review the recommendations. If dean concurs with the recommendation, he or she will submit the salary recommendation and start-up request, if applicable, to the associate provost for approval. With dean and associate provost approval, the chair or director may begin formal negotiations.  Please review the Faculty Compensation and Faculty Hiring Guidelines on Faculty and Academic Resources - Faculty Hiring and Retention.

Step 4. The search committee chair is responsible for moving applicants to the appropriate state in PeopleAdmin (e.g., Recommended for Hire, Interview Not Selected, Interviewed). The search committee chair should consult with the chair or director before moving candidates to Recommended for Hire or Interviewed Not Selected.

Step 5. Once the search committee chair moves the selected applicant into the Recommended for Hire state, a link to begin the hiring proposal will be available at the chair/director level.

Hiring Proposal and Contract Procedures

Step 6. Once the offer is accepted, the department will collect the required new hire documents from the selected candidate. The chair/director level will initiate the hiring proposal in PeopleAdmin with the required new hire documents attached. The hiring proposal will be sent from the chair or director via the dean to the Faculty and Academic Resources office.

Step 7. After receipt of all required documents, Faculty and Academic Resources will prepare a contract for signature. Any special conditions of employment are subject to the final approval of the provost and VPAA, the president, the chancellor, and The TSUS Board of Regents.

Step 8. Following approval and signature by the provost and VPAA, the contract is mailed by Faculty and Academic Resources to the candidate, unless directed otherwise. The contract is subject to the stated deadline for acceptance. Upon receipt of the approved contract, Faculty and Academic Resources will send a copy of the signed contract to the department, with a copy to the dean.

When a Position is Accepted

Step 9. Each dean and chair or director is responsible for setting expectations, conducting conferences, explaining policies and procedures, and providing guidance of faculty development, support services, and opportunities related to the successful integration of the new faculty member in the university, college, and department/school. In addition, the chair or director should ensure that affected faculty seek formal guidance from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office on immigration-related matters as soon as the selection process concludes.

Step 10. Each chair or director is also responsible for notifying new faculty members that they are expected to attend New Faculty Orientation sessions at the beginning of the fall or spring semester based on date of hire.