The faculty recruitment process is designed to assist College of Medicine departments in recruiting and hiring the best candidate for basic science and clinical positions whether on the tenure track and or on a non-tenure eligible track. The steps in the recruitment process include approval to recruit for the position, developing the requisition, conducting the search, and successfully hiring for the position.
Approval to Recruit
Each department is responsible for obtaining the appropriate approvals to recruit and fill a position. All tenure track positions need to be approved by the Dean of the College of Medicine. In addition, clinical faculty positions also need to be approved by the Academic Management Council (AMC).
Developing the Requisition
Once approval has been obtained, the department identifies a diverse search committee, finalizes the job description and posts the requisition in Talent on the UA HR website. Faculty positions must be posted for a minimum of 7 days and can remain open for a maximum of one year. If the approved position will be employed by Banner, the department works with the Banner recruiter to post the opening on the Banner systems.
Conducting the Search
Search committee members should review materials on best practices for recruitment on the Vice Provost Recruitment page.
In order to improve the quality and diversity of candidate pools, the chair and one member of each hiring committee must attend a hiring workshop offered by Faculty Affairs. The hiring workshops will provide research-based strategies and best practices for identifying candidates who will help us advance our strategic priorities.
The department’s advertising strategy is expected to invite applications from a diverse and inclusive candidate pool representing women and minority groups in an effort to increase the wealth and breadth of academic activities in our college.
Once candidates apply via Talent, the search committee reviews CVs, and identifies a list of candidates to interview. This list is forwarded to the department head and the applications are marked for interview in Talent. The selected candidates are interviewed using appropriate standardized questions. The search committee conducts reference checks. After the interviews and reference checks are completed, a final candidate is identified.
Resources and best practices to help you conduct successful candidate searches are available below.
Negotiations and Hiring
When a final candidate has been identified, the department head or her/his designee will begin negotiations with the candidate. Negotiations typically include the proposed start date, the proposed compensation, support packages and other terms important to start employment with a successful hiring experience. When agreement on the terms has been reached, the department develops the official letter of offer and the title approval application. The department will close the posting in Talent and disposition the applications. If hiring a clinical position, the department will also initiate the credentialing and privileging process with Banner Health to ensure completion by the employment start date. For all faculty hires, the department begins the title approval process through the Office of Faculty Affairs, including obtaining three letters of recommendation in support of the proposed rank, as appropriate. For tenure track positions, the proposed commitments and letter of offer have to be submitted electronically for approval by the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and the Provost.
|Above and Beyond Relocation Services
Link to Above and Beyond Relocation Service, a college partner in recruitment/relocation efforts.
|Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Interview Compliance (COM)
Questions to ask and avoid.
|Faculty Recruitment and Diversity Video (COM)
Video produced in 2016 by the COM – Tucson Office of Faculty Affairs and the UAHS Office of Diversity & Inclusion to aid in faculty recruitment.
|Guide to Successful Searches (UA)
Guide to Successful Searches website from UA Human Resources.
|Offer Letter Builders (UA)
Templates and web-based letter creators from UA Human Resources.
|Review Cycle Calculator for Faculty Starting 2020-2021 (COM)
The Review Cycle Calculator is used to determine review cycles for faculty and used to prepare offer letters.
|Recruitment Advertising Resources (UA)
A list of print and online advertising venues, as well as cost (if any).
|Top 10 Strategies for Successful Searches (UA)
Advice and resources from the Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.
|Unconcious Bias Bibliography (UA)
Research on the subject of unconscious bias in hiring and evaluation.
|Unconscious Bias Presentation (COM)
"Unconscious Bias: What it is and what to do about it," presented by Anne L. Wright, PhD, senior associate dean for Faculty Affairs.