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Office of Compliance and Equity Management

Hiring Toolkit

Recent Updates

October 1, 2014—Phase II changes have been implemented as a result of revised federal regulations. These changes coincide with the University’s affirmative action plan year and include:

  • Modified search process for temporary/adjunct Faculty and P&S positions
  • Invitation for applicants and employees to self-identify as an individual with a disability and/or protected veteran
  • Required advertising sources that target individuals with disabilities and protected veterans for all searches
  • 7% utilization goal for individuals with disabilities
  • 7% benchmark for hiring protected veterans

Click here for more information.

Phase I changes became effective March 24, 2014 and can be found here.

Faculty Search Overview

Faculty Hiring Guide--Non-Temporary Appointments   *Revised*
Overview of Faculty Recruitment Process
Checklist for Faculty Searches                                                                                                                                                                          Modified Search Process--New Temporary/Adjunct Appointments    *New*

Requisition Process

Creating a Faculty Requisition
Approving a Faculty Requisition
Clone a Faculty Requisition


Ad Development and Sample Ads
Description of UNI for Use in Recruitment
Description of Cedar Falls for Use in Recruitment
Advertising Locations and Resources

Screening Applications and Interview Selection Process

Search Chair Guide
Search Committee Member Guide
Approving a Pre-Interview Report
Tips on Narrowing the Applicant Pool


Structuring the Interview
Sample Interview Questions
Sample Interview Rating Form
Successful Interviewing Guide -- Iowa Workforce Development


Sample Reference Check Form                                                                                                                                                                     Reference Checking FAQ

Selection and Employment Offer Process

Creating a Search and Selection Summary
Approving a Search and Selection Summary

Conclusion of Search

Initiating Email Notification to Applicants Not Selected for Hire

Faculty-specific search training is available by request. Please contact Julie Weatherly at to discuss training needs.