Stephen F. Austin State University

Search Committee Info

The links below are some tools and information that may be helpful for search committees.

Search Committee Reference Materials

Checklist for Recruiting, Interviewing, and Hiring

This guide is offered as a refresher in the hiring process.

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Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Screening Checklist

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Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Screening Matrix


A hiring matrix is required on all staff and faculty positions. The hiring department is required to submit to HR interview questions for approval prior to conducting interviews.

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Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Telephone Screening Interview Questions

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Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tips for Conducting the Interview

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Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sample Interview Questions and Inappropriate Topics

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Competency Based Questions

These are additional interview questions that will aid the interviewer in gleaning the intangible qualities of the candidate. These are intended to supplement, not replace the other interview questions.

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Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tips for Checking References

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Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Form for Checking References Over the Telephone

Provided for consistency in processing reference checks.

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Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012