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ACS 3.0. Recruitment of Academic Staff.


When it is determined that an academic staff position is open, the hiring unit shall seek permission to recruit through the regular lines of reportage.

ACS 3.1.

The hiring unit shall develop the following materials:

(1)   a detailed position description;

(2)   a proposed title for the position (using, if appropriate, theUniversityofWisconsin Systemposition questionnaire);

(3)   the proposed salary range;

(4)   the type of academic staff appointment; and

(5)   the proposed recruitment plan for filling this vacancy.

ACS 3.2.

The review and approval of all materials submitted by the hiring unit prior to authorizing the initiation of the search or the posting of the position announcement shall be conducted, as follows:  (1) for instructional academic staff positions, by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Director of Equity and Affirmative Action; (2) for all other academic staff positions, by the Director of Human Resources and the Director of Equity and Affirmative Action.

ACS 3.3.

Each unit recruiting for a position will have the responsibility to identify and interview candidates following the search and screen procedures in Gov. 6.4. Appointment forms shall be completed by the originating unit and flow through each supervisor to either the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (or designee) or the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services(or designee), as appropriate, for processing. The originating unit is responsible to recommend the candidate and items in the contract such as the length of time during the initial fixed-term when the individual is subject to dismissal, salary, title, and length of appointment. This information should be consistent with the position as advertised. While the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (for instructional academic staff positions) and Director of Human Resources (for all other academic staff positions) are responsible for the review and preparation of the contracts and letters of appointment, the final approval of the contract and its terms rests with the Chancellor or designee.

ACS 3.4.

In order to respond to demonstrated market forces, the immediate supervisor of an academic staff position may request that the person be hired under a two-year initial appointment. These requests shall be subject to careful review and scrutiny by all levels of review. The Chancellor or designee shall make the final decision whether to issue an initial two-year appointment.  

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