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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is confidentiality so important in a search process?

Many of our candidates will hold key positions at other institutions and will only submit an application if confidentiality is guaranteed. Members of the search committee have signed an agreement that secures confidentiality for all discussions and deliberations related to the TYPE OF search. A copy of the confidentiality statement guiding the work of the search committee is available.

2. What is the role of the Search Committee Chair?

The search chair is the official spokesperson for the search committee and is, thus, the only individual authorized to speak on behalf of the search committee and the search process. The chair will provide regular updates to the campus community and can address any questions or concerns from members of the community through the duration of the search.

3. What information can Search Committee members share with me?

The information search committee members are able to share with the campus community is limited. The committee members are bound by a code of ethics that requires they not share any information discussed during search committee meetings, nor any information related to candidates, even after the search has closed.

4. Whom do I contact if I want to share specific information or if I have a question about the search?

Please contact the search chair or search consultant(s) with any information or questions.

5. Will there be regular updates on the search?

Yes; the search chair will provide regular updates to the campus community at critical points in the search and these updates will be posted to this website.

6. How can I make a nomination?

There is an online and confidential nomination form on this website. We ask that you carefully review the qualifications and experiences as outlined in the search profile before submitting a nomination. Your nomination will go directly to the search consultant(s) who will reach out to the nominee. The search consultant(s) will not provide your name to the nominee, but you are free to do so.

7. Are internal candidates treated any differently than external candidates?

Internal candidates are vetted in the same way as external candidates. All candidates are assessed based on the criteria laid out in the search profile. The committee very carefully selects the strongest candidates, either internal or external, for further consideration based on the required and desired qualifications.

8. When will the appointee take office?

They are expected to assume office on July 1, 2018.

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