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Key Steps to Filling a Faculty Position - Tentative Offer

Once you have reached this stage of the hiring process, the following steps will have occurred:

Your Faculty HRO is available to assist or coach you through the negotiations with the selected candidate. Topics to review before making a tentative offer include:

Examples of a Tentative Offer

I am pleased to recommend your appointment as (Title) to (Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost) effective (Date). This is a full/part-time appointment with an annual salary of ($Salary). Pending administrative approval, your projected date of hire will be (date of hire). The work year for this position will be (#Months). This position is considered a (tenure track/probationary/fixed-length/soft money) appointment. For soft-money positions: Funding is currently available through (date).

OR:

I am pleased to tentatively offer you the position of (Title), subject to final approval from (Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost), who will send you an official appointment letter.

This position carries a full-time regular appointment (or part-time) with an annual salary of ($Salary), effective (Date). This is a (tenure track/probationary/fixed-length/soft money) appointment. For soft-money positions: Funding is currently available through (date). [You may add any additional pertinent information about the position or the department.

What if your finalist declines the tentative offer? Or, if the candidate recommended by the Search Committee is not approved?

You may want to contact your FHRO to discuss possible alternatives, including:

The Office of Equal Opportunity requires the department to complete the Search Summary Form (be sure to complete both pages) and forward to the Office of Equal Opportunity. Any questions about this form may be directed to the Director or Associate Director of Equal Opportunity.

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Office of Human Resources
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)581-1581E-mail: hr-um@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System