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:

Phase 3: Screen & Interview

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

Phase 4: Perform Reference, Sexual Misconduct Statement & Background Checks

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

Phase 5: Hire & Onboard

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:

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:

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: