Recruiting Powerhouse Faculty
The Office of the Provost through its office of Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity, and Diversity strives to ensure that the University of Houston recruits and retains an excellent and diverse faculty. This is accomplished by partnering with search committees and stakeholders to identify and hire the best talent and making sure it is diverse and representative of the talent pool and the UH student population. This toolkit includes resources, guidelines and practical suggestions that will help make this task more productive and successful.
All new faculty appointments are processed through TALEO, the University’s recruitment and application system. Applicants must apply for vacant positions and be selected for hire in Taleo. Please review the Faculty Position Posting Guide for instructions on how to post a position in TALEO. Reappointments are processed via reappointment agreement (see below form).
Faculty Search Committee Training Sessions
The University of Houston will host faculty search committee training sessions to support its commitment to recruit and retain a diverse Powerhouse Faculty that will advance the University’s national competitiveness, student success and community engagement goals. The training will focus on sharing best practices, resources, guidelines and practical suggestions that will help make the search more productive and successful. Search committee chairs are required to attend one training session every two years prior to their service on a search committee. We have multiple training sessions available. Please select a session that works for your schedule by going to http://bit.ly/UHsearch.
Please see the Taleo Search Committee Quick Guide for information on how to review applicant pools as a search committee member.
The University of Houston appoints all tenured, tenure track and non-tenure track faculty and instructors of record in accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Faculty Credentialing Guidelines (PDF). To determine if an instructor has the appropriate credentials, please review the Instructor Credential Guidelines. If an individual to be appointed instructor of record does not have appropriate academic qualifications, a justification form must be completed to document the instructor’s qualifications and experience. The relationship of the instructor’s qualifications and experience to the specific subject matter and topics covered in the course must be apparent and comprehensively summarized on the form.
For questions regarding the faculty hiring process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offer Letter Templates:
- Tenure Track Offer Letter (.docx)
- Tenured Offer Letter (.docx)
- Research Offer Letter (.docx)
- Non Tenure Track Offer Letter - Benefits Eligible (.docx)
- Non Tenure Track Offer Letter - Non-benefits Eligible (.docx)
- Non Tenure Track Reappointment Notification Letter (.docx)
Additional Forms and Policies
For additional forms pertaining to faculty, see below. All forms and questions may be submitted to email@example.com.
- Faculty Pay Options Form (.doc)
- Joint Appointment Request Form (.doc)
- Request for Leave of Absence Form (.doc)
- Faculty Separation Form (.doc)
- Summer Agreement (.doc)
- Non-Tenure Track Faculty Reappointment Agreement (.doc)
- Textbook and Educational Materials Policy
- Faculty Criminal History Investigation (CHRI)
- Voluntary Modification of Employment (VMOE) (.docx)
- Tenure Track, Clinical and Instructional Faculty Employment Acceptance Form (.doc)
- Non Tenure Track Faculty Employment Acceptance Form (.docx)
- Merit Raise Memo
- Competitive Salary Adjustment Initiative
Promotion and Tenure Process
The University of Houston promotion and tenure process is an electronic process using a SharePoint site. For confidentiality and security purposes, access to the Site is limited to specific time periods and accessible only by current year candidates and reviewers.
The following is a collection of links to information about the various governance organizations at the University of Houston central campus.