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Filling Vacant Positions - University of Maine Search Waiver Process

For a search waiver to be considered for a faculty or salaried position, the person recommended for hire must possess the minimum qualifications for the position and the hire can not violate the provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.  The formal offer of employment is made by the President of the University of Maine or the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources.

Through the Opportunity Hire Program, under the auspices of the Equal Opportunity Office, the University of Maine is able to employ and retain highly qualified individuals who make a unique contribution to the University and its strategic plan. Such individuals include those with national or international stature; and those who bring a unique or different perspective because of their professional or personal backgrounds, interests or expertise. These appointments often represent opportunities that require rapid response to exceptional persons with competing career options. For more information contact Equal Opportunity.

The following describes those situations when a search waiver request may be forwarded to the Office of Human Resources for consideration.  UMS policy and the University’s collective bargaining agreements also contain provisions that provide for promotional opportunities.  Please contact Human Resources for more information.

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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