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Key Steps to Filling a Faculty Position - Applicant Screening

Your Faculty Human Resources Officer can develop the Comparative Applicant Rating sheet for use by the Search Committee members as they review the applicants and later through the interview process. Your FHRO will also arrange for someone to meet with the Search committee to answer any procedural questions committee members may have. This person will be available throughout the screening process to serve as a resource and collaborative sounding board through the various stages of reviewing the applicants. If you need advice or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources.

The Screening Process:

Review screening criteria listed on the Comparative Applicant Rating Sheet

Consult with your Human Resources before making any substantive changes to the screening criteria

Apply screening process consistently to all applicants

Each committee member conducts his/her own evaluation of each candidate

Search committee chair produces an average or consensus rating for each candidate and develops a final, cumulative comparative applicant rating sheet. This document should incorporate the ratings from each member of the search committee for each phase of the screening process.

Contact your FHRO to review the rating process and the pool of applicants who have tentatively been identified for interview. They can provide an objective confirmation that this selection represents a consistent application of the job related criteria. Human Resources may also be available to assist with or help coordinate various steps in the interview process. Please call us for more information or to discuss your needs.

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Office of Human Resources
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)581-1581E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System