Shortlists and Candidate Interviews
Application Review and Shortlists
The Search Committee begins review of applications, utilizing the evaluative tools and rubric that have been developed. The Search Committee may determine a preliminary list of candidates and conduct phone interviews at this stage.
Based on initial review of applications, the Search Committee will determine a short list of candidates, typically 3-5 people. The Department Chair will track applicant candidacy in OES.
The Search Committee schedules and interviews candidates:
- All Search Committee members should be available to participate in each candidate interview.
- Approved interview questions should be applied consistently to all candidates.
- During the interview process, notes should be taken that document candidate strengths and weaknesses, including reasons for non-hire. Search Committee notes should be kept as part of the search records by the Search Committee Chair.
Hiring Recommendations and Candidate References
The Search Committee identifies a candidate recommendation(s) and evaluates candidate references. The Department Chair will continue track applicant candidacy in OES by moving appropriate candidates into the “Reference Check” workflow state.