The role of a faculty search committee is to oversee the process related to the recruitment and evaluation of faculty candidates, as provided by a hiring charge. The duties of the committee are to:
Compose the position announcement based on department needs, or strategic plans
Create evaluation criteria based on the position announcement to evaluate the candidates
Help recruit candidates
Review and evaluate the applicants to determine the candidate pool
Make a recommendation to the department chair or dean, as appropriate for your school.
The role of the search committee chair is to lead the committee through this process. They should set the tone of the search, ensure the committee is conducting a fair and equitable search, and ensure the committee is meeting the requirements of EOP.
Click the “Beginning the Process” link on the right to start your faculty search.