Search Committees

Last update: 08/16/2017 - 9:17am

Here are some best practices related to search committees. Units are strongly encouraged to review the more detailed information on the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) site.

  • Women and minorities should be represented on search committees. The Divisional Dean can assist units with such representation upon request by appointing a qualified faculty member from a related unit. 
  • A representative of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity should attend the organizing meeting of the search committee or, if appropriate, meet with the entire unit to discuss affirmative action procedures. 
  • Prior to beginning a search, the unit should check with the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity to determine if certain groups are underutilized in the unit prior to beginning a search. 
  • All tenure-related positions are advertised nationally in professional employment bulletins and, where appropriate, bulletins of special minority and women’s groups.

Search committees are encouraged to use the MyTrack talent management system to document their search process.