Faculty

Follow the general process below for steps to complete to hire a new faculty member. The full process can be reviewed in the Faculty Search Guide:

Faculty Search Guide
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This covers the general process of hiring a new faculty member. Additional information and links to information can be found at the Talent and Inclusion "Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees" page!
Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees

Hire New Faculty Process

After receiving Presidential/Provost approval, Deans will delegate the recruitment process for all approved positions to the appropriate Department Heads and/or program directors. Department Heads, in turn, will delegate the recruitment process for all approved positions to the appropriate search committee members, including a diversity officer.

  •  Work in concert with the Dean's Office to secure final approval of the Job Description 
  • Submit Faculty Position Request and Job Description to Kris Sullivan at ksullivan@wpi.edu 
Position Justification Request FormCreating Job Descriptions
  • Create Job Requisition in Workday
Job Requisitions
  • Create Search Committee in Workday
Search Committees
  • Screen, Evaluate, and "Disposition" Candidates
Disposition Candidates
  • Conduct Interviews, Campus Visits, etc.
  • Perform Reference Checks
  • Extend Offer to Candidate
Offer Process

Once an offer has been accepted, please allow up to two weeks from the initial job requisition posting for the hiring to be processed. Before an employee can begin employment at WPI, there are many steps and business processes along the way that require approvals. Please check with your next approver to make sure the process is flowing swiftly.

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Adjunct Faculty

Follow the general process below for steps to complete to hire a new faculty member.

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This covers the general process of hiring a new faculty member. Additional information and links to information can be found at the Talent and Inclusion "Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees" page!
Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees

Hire New Adjunct Faculty Process

For adjunct hiring, contact your Dean’s Office to determine your forecasted adjunct needs prior to hiring a new adjunct faculty member. Adjunct hiring does NOT require position creation.

  • Create a Job Requisition in Workday – The Dean’s Office will create a job requisition for each department to provide an available applicant pool for the department from one job posting. You may have multiple hires from this job requisition.
Job Requisitions
  • Create Search Committee in Workday
Search Committees
  • Screen, Evaluate, and "Disposition" Candidates
Disposition Candidates
  • Conduct Interviews, Campus Visits, etc.
  • Perform Reference Checks
  • Extend Offer to Candidate
Offer Process

Once an offer has been accepted, please allow up to two weeks from the initial job requisition posting for the hiring to be processed. Before an employee can begin employment at WPI, there are many steps and business processes along the way that require approvals. Please check with your next approver to make sure the process is flowing swiftly.

Workflow Process Steps - Adjunct Faculty
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