Searches and Pre-Selects

Faculty Hires

All hires should fit into one of the four categories below. For additional information on setting up a search, consult the instructions on using Interfolio for faculty hiring.

Faculty Search

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 representative 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 Diversity can suggest ways to expand applicant pools. 

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.  In general, access to letters should be limited to faculty at or above the rank of hire, so Assistant Professors would not normally have access to recommendation letters for hires at the ranks of Associate or Full Professor.

Pre-Select Hires

Most regular faculty appointments require a full search process; in rare cases a department will have the opportunity to hire a candidate of demonstrably unique qualifications that justify a preselect hire.