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Faculty Hiring Handbook: Best Practices in Search and Hiring for Faculty Appointments

The purpose of this handbook is to provide best practices for leadership responsible for hiring and University community members involved in evaluating faculty candidates that reinforce the University’s goal of hiring an excellent, diverse, and talented group of faculty members. This information has been compiled by the Office of the Provost and Office for Diversity and Inclusion, with input from the Office of Institutional Equity and Human Resources, and is informed by empirical research, as well as conceptual and theoretical frameworks widely accepted as best practices for hiring by private, public, and peer institutions of higher education. Within this handbook, you will find guiding practices applicable to all academic units at UConn, though how it is applied may vary given specific school, department, and disciplinary contexts.