When an offer is rejected, the search committee may go
back to the candidates it has already interviewed and
reevaluate the substitute candidates. If an offer is to be
made to a candidate who has already been interviewed, a
Request to Recommend Appointment
can be routed
for approval for that candidate.
If there is no interest in any of the other candidates
interviewed for a faculty appointment, a new Interview
Request eDoc must be initiated to obtain approval to
For professional/bi-weekly appointments, contact Human
The academic unit or department is responsible for
submission of background forms to Academic Affairs or
Human Resources for faculty or staff positions. Hiring is
contingent upon the receipt of an acceptable background
check, and completion of I-9 verification.
If a search committee is unable to achieve an accepted
offer, the search has failed. A failed academic search
may be reopened without re-advertising the position
within the same academic year. It may be reopened
within two years by re-advertising the position. If the
search fails after two years a new search will need to be
initiated. Please contact the Office of Equity & Diversity
when reopening a search to make sure you continue to
comply with equal opportunity guidelines.
Non-U.S. Citizen Offers
Contact International Services about the H-1B visa
packet when you know the successful candidate is a
non-U.S. citizen. It is the responsibility of the
hiring department to apply for the visa and pay the
fees for this service. International Services can
provide you with the visa packet, answer any
questions you or the candidate may have, and assist
you in completing and filing the required forms.
Because visa processing can take from five to six
months, it is important to start working with
International Services early. Contact them at (812)
Other Appointment Issues
The Office of Academic Affairs can assist you with
actually appointing the successful candidate and
seeing that he or she is paid on time.
Contact Human Resources for questions regarding
staff appointment issues.