Tenure-Track Search Process Guide

Hiring new faculty is some of the most important work we do; thank you for your careful attention to this process. The process has two purposes: to ensure that the college’s needs are met and to pursue our goals of having Gustavus faculty whose diversity reflects that of our students. The following policies and procedures guide our search processes and promote inclusive excellence in search processes.

Please review and utilize the guidelines and resources on these pages. You may also download a printable version of the guide.

1.0 Search Commencement
Forming the search committee, establishing ground rules, and developing the position description and evaluation rubric.

2.0 Recruitment and Initial Screening 
Building a diverse applicant pool, active recruiting, and reviewing applications.

3.0 Semi-Finalist Screening 
Phone/video interviews, reference calls, and evaluation to select finalists.

4.0 Finalist Evaluation: Campus Interviews
Best practices for the on-campus interview.

5.0 Search Conclusion
Gathering feedback, evlauating candidates, documenting the search, and best practices for notifications to non-selected applicants.

6.0 Resources 
Templates and other documents to support the search committee's work.

7.0 Non-Tenure-Track Searches
Procedures for hiring visiting faculty members.

8.0 Bibliography

Last modified: 5 May 2020, by Shanon Nowell