Searches and Hiring

Brown requires an open search to fill most faculty positions.  In order to attract a diverse pool of the highest quality candidates, searches should be nationally advertised and all searches must include a diversity representitive who will take an active role in identifying women and minority candidates who qualify for the position.  

You can find details on the hiring process in chapter five of the Handbook and the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity  has created this guide to equitable hiring practices, and may be able to suggest other ways to expand applicant pools.  The Dean of the Faculty's office posts all open searches on the website of the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.  

Please note that while search committees may include all ranks of faculty, and sometimes graduate students, students should never have access to confidential letters of recommendation.  Additional information on the search process can be found in this slide deck.

Types of Hires:

All hires should fit into one of the four categories below.  Click the link in the chart for detailed instructions on each type of hiring process.  For additional information on setting up a search, consult the instructions on using Interfolio for faculty hiring

Regular faculty search Non-regular faculty search
Regular faculty preselect Non-regular faculty preselect