Faculty Affairs partners with the Office of Equity and Diversity to facilitate faculty search. Faculty search at UTK is administered through Interfolio Search. Resources for using Interfolio Search can be found at the bottom of this page.
An overview of the faculty search process and workflow can be found in this slide deck. While the process applies to tenure-track faculty searches, we strongly encourage units to engage in this process for hiring non-tenure-track faculty when possible so that the best talent can be hired at UTK.
Search committee chairs are required to complete the online, self-paced OED/FA Faculty Search Chair Orientation in Canvas before creating a position in Interfolio. We also strongly encourage search chairs, committee members, faculty, and administration to participate in a STRIDE workshop.
- Course Enrollment (Select “Enroll Now” and log in with your UTK NetID and password.)
- Canvas Course Access
Search Milestones and Forms
The process for conducting faculty searches has three approval milestones that assist units with engaging in best practices:
If a committee wishes to amend the principal or alternate pool after the Request to Schedule Campus Interviews form as been approved, they should submit a Principal and Alternate Pool Amendment Form.
Visual Overviews of Process and Workflow
UTK faculty positions should be created in Interfolio by the department or college respectively, using the position type “UTK Tenure Track Faculty.” Non-Tenure Track searches should be created using the position type “All Other Faculty.”
Faculty searches use approval workflow in Interfolio at the steps of Creating a Position and Closing a Position. Please note that the Request to Post Position form (Milestone 1) needs to be added to the position at the time it is created in Interfolio so it should be completed before creating the position.
The links below will take you to the Interfolio help site.
- Creating a Position Posting
- User Roles in Interfolio
- Managing an Applicant Pool
- Create and Application or Add Materials on Behalf of an Applicant
- Read and Evaluate Applications
- Request Additional Materials (Letters of Recommendation) from Selected Applicants
- Emailing Applicants
- Submitting a Selection for Approval: Closing a Position
- An Evaluator’s Guide to Faculty Search
- An Applicant’s Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with adding new users to Interfolio or for help with adding Committee Managers to your position. A Committee Manager must be added to your org by the Provost Office before you can add them to your position or before they can create a position in your org.
The first stop for questions about Interfolio is the Interfolio help page. If you are still having trouble setting up your search or viewing applications, please contact the Provost’s Office at email@example.com.