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University Administrative Manual

2,520: Faculty Search Rules

Last Revised: December 2009

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its faculty. The university adheres to all federal and state laws and regulations and our policy is to hire the most qualified applicant. The following policies have been established to ensure a fair and equitable search process that conforms to applicable laws, regulations and policies. 

  1. Search committees should be diverse (representation from under-represented groups).
  2. Search committee members, chair and coordinator must disclose any relationship with candidates to the search chair. This includes, but is not limited to teacher/student, research collaboration, professional association or personal relationship.
  3. All searches must be open for a minimum of four weeks.
  4. The following Recruitment/Outreach Guidelines must be met by the search committee:
    1. Advertisement/posting in two sites, with at least one diversity publication/website.
    2. Fifteen additional contacts by the committee to include:
      1. Individuals (professional contacts)
      2. Institutions of higher education
      3. List serves
      4. Discipline publications (journals, newsletters)
  5. For administrative positions, minimum qualifications must match the PDQ (Position Description Questionnaire).
  6. The EEO Summary Report must be distributed to the search committee by the search coordinator when the search closes to applicants or before interviews are conducted.
  7. The screening process (including interview questions) must be job related and standardized for all candidates.
  8. HR approval is required at the following stages of the process:
    1. Initial requisition (request for fill)
    2. Applicant pool
    3. First interview
    4. Second interview
    5. Request to offer/compliance form 
  9. The search coordinator must update the status in e-SEARCH whenever a candidate declines an interview or a job offer.
  10. The search coordinator is required to submit justification on the compliance form in e-SEARCH for salary offers over Q2.
  11. The signed preemployment certification must be submitted with the new hire paperwork for the successful candidate.
  12. Campus interviews must be conducted with at least two finalists unless waived by the HR department.
  13. References must be verified/checked in at least the candidate(s) selected for the position.
  14. Documents that are specified in the Recruitment Manual must be uploaded to the e-SEARCH system at the conclusion of the search. Any documents that are not able to be uploaded to e-SEARCH must be retained by the department for three years.

Exceptions to these policies must be approved by the Provost's Office.

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