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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        *New*
Description of Cedar Falls for Use in Recruitment      *New*
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        *New*
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.