Faculty Search (E-24A)
Original Implementation: Unpublished
Last Revision: April 19, 2011
It is essential that search committees and university administrators be informed about and adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action guidelines. This policy is intended to ensure informed search procedures and to facilitate the process.
Position Request: The academic unit chair/director will submit a request for a desired position, along with a position justification, to the appropriate dean. Upon the dean’s approval of the request, it will be forwarded for consideration to the provost and vice president of academic affairs. Once the position has received full approval and is posted on the “Careers at SFA” website, a formal search may begin.
Selection of the Search Committee: The search process begins with the establishment of a search committee under the guidance of the academic unit chair/director. Procedures for appointing search committees may vary among academic units but should adhere to current university policies and procedures. The committee shall contact human resources for training and assistance to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
Search Committee Responsibilities: The search committee oversees the recruitment process while working with the academic unit chair/director. The committee is responsible for developing a position description, advertising the position, initial screening of candidates, and arranging interviews for candidates invited to campus. The committee shall also see that procedures are followed to ensure that all candidates are given fair and full consideration.
Funds for Recruitment: Expenses incurred during the search are generally borne by the academic unit conducting the search, with possible additional funds from other sources.
Cross Reference: Human Resources Selection Procedures for Faculty and Staff; U.S. Const. amend. XIV, § 1; 8 U.S.C. §§ 1324a-1324b; 29 U.S.C. § 623; 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e-2(a), 6102; Tex. Const. art. I, § 3a; Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 106.001; Tex. Lab. Code Ch. 21; Employee Affirmative Action/Recruitment Plan (E-69); Affirmative Action (E-4)
Responsible for Implementation: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Contact for Revision: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Forms: See Human Resources for Selection Procedures for Faculty and StaffBoard Committee Assignment: Academic and Student Affairs