Teaching & Research Faculty Search Toolkit

Hiring a new employee is a process crucial to the success of Radford University, and your role in that process is essential to our ability to recruit and hire top talent. This process stretches beyond the interview, beginning at the planning and review stage and ending months after a new employee's first day through a positive and extensive on-boarding and orientation process. 

Before beginning the recruitment and hiring process, familiarize yourself with the policies that govern our formal process | DOC. The Manager's Toolkit will assist in walking you through our hiring process, whether in the role of the Hiring Manager, Search Chair, or Search Committee Member. We strive for a fair and unbiased hiring process, one that is thorough enough to bring top talent to campus, and thoughtful enough to highlight Radford University to potential employees. 

Here you will find useful information to assist in walking you step-by-step through the recruitment process, from receiving a resignation letter, to posting a position, to assembling a Search Committee and conducting a search.

The Hiring Department Chair Resources page will walk our Hiring Managers through the steps to take immediately following a resignation letter, all the way through the on-boarding and orientation process. This page also includes in-depth guides on posting positions in the PeopleAdmin system, as well as the steps to take to reclassify a position. 

The Search Chair Resources page will explore the role of the Search Chair as a liaison between the university and top candidates during the hiring process. This page also includes important hiring documents, as well as step-by-step guides for managing applicants and applicant information in the PeopleAdmin system. 

The Search Committee Resources page will examine the various steps taken by the committee throughout the interview, evaluation, and recruitment process. This page also includes hiring documents utilized through the search process. 

If at any time, you have questions, concerns, or a unique situation arise as part of your recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Human Resources.