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Last updated March 25, 2020 at 4:03p.m.
Regular University practices for faculty and staff recruiting are being adjusted in response to COVID-19. Effective Thursday, March 19th, the University has suspended most recruitment activities, with exceptions for some positions critical to continued operations. Units seeking an exception to this suspension may submit an exception request.
All interviews for searches with an authorized exception request will be conducted virtually until further notice.
- For searches where an approved exception has been made by the Institutional Review Panel, search chairs should notify candidates that we will make arrangements for a virtual interview process. Search chairs should assure candidates that the virtual process will not affect our consideration of their candidacy.
- For assistance with obtaining bulk contact information for candidates, visit the MyTrack guides OR contact your recruiter buddy.
- HR has prepared an email template with approved text to use in candidate outreach.
When discussing candidates, committees should not engage in any speculation of the of potential exposure, travel bans or other COVID-19 responses – current or future – on any candidate.
The University makes selection decisions based on job-related factors and without respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, or other protected characteristics. It is important to remember that viruses don’t discriminate.
We are confident in the campus community’s ability to select new colleagues in the collaborative spirit of our traditional hiring practices, even while adapting to the realities of current events.