Montana State University

Recruitment & Hiring Handbook
for Executives, Administrators, Faculty, and Contract Professional Employees

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   HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS

    INTRODUCTION
             Exceptions by the President
             EEO Opportunity in the Hiring Process
             Brief Overview of the Recruitment and Hiring Process

    CHAPTER 1: PRERECRUITMENT CONSIDERATIONS
             Guidelines for Establishing a Salary Range
             Types of Appointments and Titles

    CHAPTER 2: SEARCH COMMITTEE       RESPONSIBILITIES
             Search Committee Confidentiality
             Conflicts of Interest
             Executive/Vice President/Vice Provost Responsibilities
             Department Head/Administrator/Dean Responsibilities
             Search Committee Chairperson Responsibilities
             Search Committee Membership
             Search Committee Member Responsibilities
             Office of HR|AA Responsibilities

    CHAPTER 3: RECRUITMENT PROCESS
             Vacancy Announcement Contents
             Recruitment Procedures
             Advertising Requirements
             Failed Search Process
             Terminating or Suspending a Search

    CHAPTER 4: INTERVIEW PROCESS
             Screening and Interview Processes
             Veterans Preference in the Screening Process
             Interview Guidelines
             Interview Process
             Campus/Finalist Interviews
             Permissible and Impermissible Inquires

    CHAPTER 5: HIRING
             Changing the Terms and Conditions of a Position after Hire
             Hiring Foreign Nationals
             Obtaining HR | Affirmative Action Approval to Extend an Offer
             Pre Employment Background Check
             Moving Expenses
             Trailing Spouse/Partner Guidelines
             Hiring Faculty Who Lack Terminal Degrees: ABD Appointment
             Employment Contracts

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