New Faculty Hires
The following process is used when hiring anyone who has not been employed by the University. This process applies to tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and research appointments.
Careful consideration of the salary and rank to be offered must be made to ensure that the state and federal laws on equal pay and non-discrimination are not violated. Differences in rank and salary are based on seniority, merit, and experience. (See Salary Calculations)
See the Affirmative Programs Office "Michigan Tech Hiring Guide" chapters 1 - 7 for guidelines. Note that tenure-track positions require a national search while non-tenure-track positions require a local/regional search.
Once a candidate has been identified, the following steps should be completed:
- Prepare the following:
- Prepare a draft appointment letter.
- Prepare a Request for Start-Up Support Form (if applicable).
- Prepare a draft start-up support letter (if applicable)
- Forward the following materials through the Dean's Office to Academic Human Resources (Academic Human Resources will route to the Provost and President for approval):
- Form A - Appointment Recommendation
- Draft Appointment Letter
- Request for Start-Up Support Form (if applicable)
- Draft Start-Up Support Letter (if applicable)
- Appropriate Completed MTU Application Form:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (not required for temporary non-tenure-track
appointments, i.e. instructors, adjuncts, etc.)
- Proof of Highest Degree (must be either copy of diploma, official university transcript,
or letter of certification that all requirements have been completed from the graduate school).
- Applicant Flow Log (AFL) (not required for adjunct appointments)
- MTU Faculty Recruitment Report (not required for adjunct appointments)
- After the Appointment Recommendation has been approved by the President, send the appointment letter to the candidate.
- Forward two (2) copies of the signed appointment letter to Academic Human Resources.
- If the candidate declines the offer, forward the information to Academic Human Resources and the Affirmative Action Officer.
- Notify those candidates interviewed but not selected for the position of the decision after an offer of employment has been accepted.