Senate Searches

Table of Contents

Introduction and Purpose

Developing Faculty Recruitment Proposals: Increasing Excellence and Inclusion
Reviewing Past Departmental/School/College Searches

Diversity and Faculty Recruitment: Myths and Realities
Summary of Overall Requirements and Timelines for Senate Faculty Recruitment

Creating the Search Plan

Overview for Creating the Search Plan
Basic Information about the Recruitment
Diversity Benchmarks and Goals
Role of the Equity Advisor in the Search Process
Applicant Qualifications
Guidance for Setting-Up Open-Rank Senate Faculty Searches 
Planned Search and Recruitment Efforts
Selection Process and Plan 
Search Committee Membership and Roles
Additional Search Plan Documents
Disposition Reasons 
Application Requirements
Review and Approval of the Search Plan 
Outreach and Applicant Pool Review 

Evaluating Applicants

Overview of Activities During the Search
Assessment of Basic Qualifications
Applicant Evaluation
Short list
Letters of Reference 
Selecting the Final Candidate

Completing the Search Report

Overview of Requirements to Complete the Search Report
Completing the Search Report 
Guidelines for the Search Committee Narrative

Guidelines for Failed Searches

Final Closing Instructions for Searches – Conclusion


Appendix A: Limitations on Level of Appointments in FTE
Appendix B: Advertisement Checklist 
Appendix C: Advertisement Templates
Appendix D: Minimum Requirements for Short Advertisements
Appendix E: Sample Candidate Evaluation Form
Appendix F: Instructions for Adding a Non-Berkeley Affiliate to a Search Committee
Appendix G: Countering Selection Bias
Appendix H: Resources for Recruitment: Doctoral and Postdoctoral Directories/National Fellowships
Appendix I: Optional Rejection Email Templates for Deselected Candidates
Appendix J: Outreach Email Templates for Faculty Search Committees
Appendix K: Berkeley-Trained Candidates in Faculty Searches
Appendix L: Search Committee Chair Survey
Appendix M: Sample Search Plans