The Search Procedures for Full-time and Instructional Faculty provides step-by-step information on planning the search/screen process, conducting interviews, checking references, and more. This process incorporates the elements of a fair and equitable search process as required by federal and state law and allows for monitoring our efforts towards affirmative action and equal employment opportunity at UMW. These procedures simultaneously address the complementary goals of excellence and diversity in the search process. Progress in attracting and retaining women and individuals from underrepresented groups will help us to achieve both goals. The goals of these procedures are to ensure:
- An Empowered Search Committee – one that is charged with the knowledge and understanding of university goals for excellence and fair employment practices.
- Aggressive Recruiting and Advertising Plans – plans that think “outside the box” using aggressive and varied efforts to reach diverse populations.
- Compliance with Federal Applicant Tracking Requirements – procedural steps that ensure data on applicant flow through the search process is kept in accordance with federal mandates.
- A Thorough Screening Process – a careful screening process to ensure equal opportunity for consideration and to allow the best candidates to rise naturally and fairly to the forefront.
As you embark on this important effort, we hope that these Faculty Search and Screen Procedures will make your job easier and more fruitful. Please do not hesitate to call the Office of Human Resources/AAEEO at 540-654-1214 with questions or concerns.
To view the manual for search procedures for full-time teaching and instructional faculty, please click here.
Other helpful guidance includes:
- Best practices for conducting an interview
- Developing a Recruitment Plan
- Best practices interviewing persons with a disability
- Screening for inclusion
- Best practices for planning the campus interview
- Best practices for preparing the Advertisement
- Best practices for telephone references
- Best practices for developing interview questions
- Careers User Manual
- Diversity Resources
- Additional Diversity Resources
- Form Faculty Search Exemption
- Form Faculty Recruitment Plan
- Form Search summary
- Form Selective Service
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, University of Mary Washington actively encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans to apply.