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The primary role of the search committee is to recruit and recommend highly qualified candidates for faculty positions. The committee is responsible for: actively seeking nominees and applicants in order to produce the most qualified applicant pool possible; screening applicants to identify those with the highest qualifications; managing logistics of the interviews; and making a formal recommendation to the hiring authority. With recruitment considered as the first phase in the onboarding of the selected candidate, the search committee plays a critical role in ensuring a successful hire for the organization.
The search committee chair is responsible for managing a proactive, timely, fair, and legal search process. These responsibilities include:
Search committee members perform a critical role in recruiting and selecting library faculty. Responsibilities of the search committee include, but are not limited to:
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This document outlines the standard schedule of activities search committees will follow during the hiring process. See the Recruitment, Selection, Interview, and Post-Interview tabs for more detailed information regarding individual steps in the process.
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Search committee members can access position information and candidate applications using GEMS.
The Libraries encourage all search committees to assign specific duties within their committees. This will help to more evenly distribute activities across members and facilitate one-on-one engagement with the candidates. Examples of the types of duties that can be distributed include: meeting and interview scribe; transportation to and from the airport; transportation to and from the hotel; lunch with the candidates; and tour of the library.