Human Resource Services (HRS) assists the Office of the Provost in administering Faculty recruitment and hiring processes.

The HR Service Team for each area/college is available to assist with appropriate recruitment and hiring processes as well as the use of Workday Recruit.

Faculty Recruitment Checklist: Search committee roles and responsibilities checklist.

Phase 1: Prepare

Familiarize yourself with WSU’s recruitment process and policies or refresh your search knowledge:

Faculty Recruitment Basics

Prepare and organize your evaluation tools:

Phase 2: Advertise & Outreach

Develop and execute your outreach strategy to attract a diverse pool of qualified applicants:

  • Faculty Outreach and Advertising: Includes sample advertisements and diversity recruitment resources
  • Faculty Diversity Resources: List of searchable databases and job boards provided by the Registry
  • 2019 Global Job Board Directory: Advertising suggestions based on academic discipline
  • EEO/AA Compliance: Contact CCR directly for questions regarding WSU’s Affirmative Action Plan
  • EO-AA-Equity Statements: Required, recommended, and sample statements
  • All requisitions posted through Workday must include the following:
    • In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.
  • Advertising tenure-track/tenured teaching positions: Visit the Office for International Programs hiring website to familiarize yourself with required DOL processes
  • Outreach Tools: Advertising resources, social media tools, and talent pool databases for Faculty and Staff positions
  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy: EPM 12

Phase 3: Screen & Interview

Use the tools below to conduct an interview that positively promotes employment opportunities at WSU:

Phase 4: Perform Reference & Background Checks

Take a deep dive into the candidate’s background by performing reference and background checks:

Phase 5: Hire & Onboard

  • Letters: The most up-to-date offer letter templates can be found here
  • All Offer Letters will include the following statement under the I9 information:
    • In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of this appointment is October 18, 2021 or later your vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to your first day. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.
  • Search Documents Retention: Overview for searches within and outside of Workday
  • Partner and Spouse Accommodation: BPPM 60.15
  • University Records – Retention and Disposition: BPPM 90.01
  • Pre-Academic Year Appointments for Tenure and Tenure Track Faculty
  • Refer to HERC Retention Resources (Member login required) -All WSU employees can create an account under institutional membership.

Key Contacts

Key offices and contacts for Faculty recruitment are as follows:

Office of the Provost: This office has overall university responsibility for recruitment, search and selection processes for Faculty. All Faculty positions and appointments system-wide, including tenure and tenure-track, require final approval from this office. Website: provost.wsu.edu

Human Resource Services: HRS provides guidance and advice to Appointing Authorities, department administrators, and search committees on recruitment and hiring policies, processes, and regulations. Additionally, HRS administers and trains users on Workday. The HR Consultant for each area/college is available to assist with appropriate recruitment and hiring processes as well as the use of Workday. Requests for area or college specific trainings may be directed to the HR Service Team members linked below. Website: Human Resource Representatives Website

International Programs: The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) unit of International Programs assists in review and intake for WSU-sponsored employment visas, as well as a review of advertising information for tenure-track Faculty positions, in compliance with requirements from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Website: https://ip.wsu.edu/on-campus/start-here/

Office of Compliance and Civil Rights: Ensures EEO/AA compliance for the university. Additionally, the CCR is responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination or retaliation. The CCR provides guidance and training on employment laws, affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and discrimination.

ADVANCE at WSU: Seeks to develop an inclusive research institution whose Faculty are supported by a system that promotes career-long excellence for all—irrespective of gender. ADVANCE focuses on work/life transition points—especially those that disproportionately impact women—and any obstacles to recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing an exceptional, diverse Faculty. Website: advance.wsu.edu