Tenure-Track Search Process Guide

1.0 Introduction

Herein are guidelines for tenure-track searches. 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.

Actions and principles guiding the tenure-track search process:

  1.  We actively recruit, rather than wait for candidates to find us.
  2. We carefully craft position announcements; from these, we derive search criteria and develop evaluation rubrics.
  3. We use inclusive practices throughout the recruitment and search process.
  4. We ensure enough time to fully engage each application. Best practice suggests a multi-stage short-listing process that allots 20 minutes per application at each stage.

You can expect regular updates to these guidelines based on feedback received from the FADEI (the Kendall Center’s Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), the President’s Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, faculty search process stakeholders, and the Office of Human Resources.

Hiring new faculty is some of the most important work we do; I thank you for your careful attention to this process.

Brenda Kelly
Provost and Dean of the College


Last modified: 6 September 2019, by Shanon Nowell