Non-Senate Search Guide

This guide provides policy information and procedures for faculty and staff to conduct effective and equitable searches for non-senate academic employees. The guide, along with the AP Recruit online system, supports the University of California in fulfilling our academic interest in the pursuit of excellence and the legal requirement of non‐discrimination under federal and state laws.

Open searches (conducted in AP Recruit) are required for new academic appointments. For rare exceptions, refer to our Search Waivers and Exemptions page. Please note that recruitment for postdoctoral scholars follows the same requirements as for other non-senate searches, except in cases where a faculty member knows specifically who they want to hire, as through a one-to-one match.