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The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs and Human Resources began reviewing the faculty and academic staff hiring process in 2017. This review was meant to ensure MSU's hiring processes align with the procedures and principles in the Academic Hiring Manual. It is an effort to recommit the university to recruiting and hiring the best complement of faculty and academic staff, while advancing diversity of our academic workforce.


The academic hiring process requires the posting of all open vacancies. This process also allowed to "waive" posting and search processes in limited circumstances. Federal regulations permit the waiving of posting procedures in  the following three circumstances:

  1. Positions for executive and senior management (as defined by federal regulations),
  2. Positions filled internally, and
  3. Positions lasting three days or less.

Our offices collaborated to more clearly define how hiring processes will be used in the future.

Changes Effective May 2018

Beginning on May 21, 2018, hiring of faculty and academic staff will take place under three processes:

  1. Posted Position/Posted MSU Extension Position
  2. Requested Exception to the Posting Process
  3. Appointment Form

Please refer to the communications and resource materials for further details and guidance.

Informational Sessions

Our offices will be holding several informational sessions for colleges, units and departments to discuss these procedures in greater detail, collaborate with colleagues on best recruiting and hiring practices and answer questions. These sessions will be held at the Henry Center on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 30, 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Friday, March 30, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Thursday, April 19, 2 - 4 p.m.

RSVP to the informational sessions here.

Contact Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs (517-353-5300), the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives (517-353-3924) or Human Resources (517-353-4434) with questions.