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Faculty Hiring Checklist

A Pilot Program for Faculty Search, Recruitment and Selection

The eight-step Faculty Hiring Checklist is designed to facilitate efforts by hiring managers and search committees to attract and hire the best, most diverse faculty consistent with TCU’s high standards of inclusive excellence. The checklist encompasses the entire hiring process, step by step, from beginning to end, including committee selection, recruitment, job postings, interviews, hiring, onboarding, and submitting required documents via PageUp and a designated TCU Box folder (sent to you when your search is approved by the Provost’s Office).

 

Download the Faculty Hiring Checklist

 

How Does the Checklist Work?

The checklist is a fillable PDF. Each step includes a fillable checkbox when the step is completed. Hiring Manager should:

  • Download the Faculty Hiring Checklist and follow the steps.
  • Check off each step as it is completed. The checklist works in tandem with TCU’s PageUp system.
  • When the checklist is completed and all boxes have been checked, upload the completed checklist to the TCU Box folder (sent to you when your search was approved by the Provost’s Office).

 

“I found it beneficial to have best-practice steps laid out in writing. The checklist was easy to use, made the process smooth, helped the committee know that we hadn’t forgotten to do something, and yielded a diverse selection of candidates.”

Emily Lund, associate professor and associate dean for research, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

 

Who Manages the Checklist

The Search Committee Chair and Hiring Manager—typically the department chair, associate dean or dean.

Is the Checklist for all Searches? 

The checklist applies only to all permanent full-time faculty positions, both tenure track and non-tenure track.

When to Use the Checklist 

The Faculty Hiring Checklist pilot program launched December 1, 2021.

New Searches Approved After December 1, 2021

  • Hiring Managers should download and begin with the Faculty Hiring Checklist and follow all steps.
  • When a search is approved, the Associate Director of Faculty Services (Academic Affairs) will notify the Dean, Department Chair and Hiring Manager and provide links to:
    • Designated TCU Box folder to file required documents during the search
    • This webpage to access the checklist, directions and FAQs

Existing Searches in Advanced Stages Prior to December 1, 2021

  • Hiring Managers should download and utilize the checklist at the corresponding stage of the active search. Do not start over.
  • The Associate Director of Faculty Services (Academic Affairs) will notify Deans and Hiring Managers identified as in current searches and provide links to:
    • Designated TCU Box folder to file required documents during the search
    • This webpage to access the checklist, directions and FAQs

 

 How to Use the Checklist

The checklist is a simple step-by-step form with fillable checkmarks for completing steps and submitting required materials via PageUp or Box. Many of the steps are already in use by search committees. The eight steps cover:

  1. Plan and Prepare
  2. Create and Approve Faculty Search
  3. Post Job Advertisement
  4. Initial Review – First-Round Interviews
  5. Identify Finalists-Final Interviews
  6. Finalize Candidates
  7. Offer and Onboarding
  8. Submit Completed Checklist

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Examples of Hiring Documents