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 Institutional Equity Office for the faculty hiring process and the "Process Checklist" 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)
- Michigan Tech 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.