Each program/depatiment must complete a Faculty Position Justification memo (attached) for each faculty position being requested.
If a program/depatiment is requesting more than one faculty position, each position will be classified as Phase I, Phase II or Phase III* by the program/depatiment based upon its hiring priorities.
Based upon School hiring priorities, the Dean will determine which faculty position requests are approved and classify each approved request as Phase I, Phase II or Phase III*.
Based upon curriculum and program needs across the University and the Dean’s classification of each faculty position request within the School, the Provost will classify each request as Phase I, Phase II or Phase III* and determine relative priority within the phase.
* Faculty Hiring Phases
Phase 1- Target date for release of ads: September 21st. Positions must be justified as being critical (i.e., the program will be seriously harmed if the position is not filled as requested). Failed searches from the previous year are not automatically considered to be critical.
Phase II – Target date for release of ads: December 15th (after initial enrollment projections are available). Requested positions are justified as being essential to meeting the curricular needs of the program/depatiment.
Phase III -Target date for release of ads: February 21st (after the release of anticipated state appropriation information). The remainder of the approved positions will be released as funding permits.
It is important to note that releasing an ad does not guarantee that the position will ultimately be filled,·.financial factors or other considerations can result in a search being cancelled.
Any requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing to the Provost.
TO: JANET L. GOOCH, PH. D., EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR AC:1\DEMIC AFFAIRS AND PROVOST
FROM: XX, SCHOOL OJI X)C
SUBJECT: FACULTY POSITION JUSTIFICATION: XX DEPARTMENT
ATTACHMENT: EXCERPT FROM STAFFING PLAN PROPOSAL NARRATIVE OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION YOU WANT TO PROVIDE TO SUPPORT YOUR POSITION
Note: Your position justification must contain information addressing all of the required elements; you may include information addressing the optional elements at your discretion. Please limit your justification narrative in response to the required elements to no more than 500 words. (Note: You may refer to the required and optional elements by number or letter; there is no need to include the description of the element.) You may include additional information that is not addressed in the required or optional elements as long as your justification narrative does not exceed 500 words. The information needed to complete the first four bullets can be found in the Five-Year-Review Data that is provided each fall semester, after census. If there are any questions about how to obtain the data needed, please contact the Assistant to the EVPAA and Provost at Extension 4221.
Required Data Support:
- FTE faculty assigned to the program for each of the past five years
- Total credit hours generated by program faculty for each of the past five years
- Number of new freshmen/new students entering the major for each of the last five years
- Number of degrees granted for each of the last five years
Required Narrative Elements:
- The role of this position in the program’s curriculum, or in supp01i of curriculum in other areas
- Evidence that the program’s curriculum meets the contemporary approaches for the discipline
- If the request is for a full-time position, please explain why the position responsibilities cannot or should not be covered by existing faculty, overloads or pati-time lecturers (e.g., why the demands of the program require a full-time position replacement)
- If the request is for a tenure-track position, please explain why the responsibilities cannot be covered by a term position
- Any cost savings or efficiencies that could be gained from hiring this position (e.g., this position meets the needs of two programs, allows multiple needs to be met within the program, )
- Contributions of the position to the LSP and/or other programs
- Percentage of tenure track positions in the program
- Average class size
- Number of majors