The department chair must submit the recommendation to the Dean for approval. Once the Dean approves the items listed above, their office will email all information to Steve Galime and Christine Wagner in the Provost's Office and to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for their review and approval.
When a final candidate has been approved by the dean, the Office of the Provost and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the dean and department chair must recommend a salary, as well as any estimated start-up and moving expenses.
Using data from BI, the dean and department chair must also create a full salary analysis that includes the current salaries, dates of hire, and date in rank for all department faculty.
The Dean's Office must then submit that salary request, estimated expenses, and salary analysis to the Provost's Office for their review and approval.
Only when all the above information has been approved by the listed entities may the department chair call the candidate to make a verbal offer. The Provost's Office must be consulted on any requested changes to the salary or other conditions, or if the candidate declines.
Once the candidate has accepted all conditions of the verbal offer by stating as such in an email, the Dean’s office submits the Offer Letter Request Form and Start-Up Expenses Form to Christine Wagner and Steve Galime who will generate the official offer letter.
Note: Visa issues should be addressed at this time. Departments should not make any commitments that are not codified in the original offer.
The offer letter is sent to the candidate. Once the candidate has signed and returned the offer letter, the search is complete.