Faculty Position Negotiation Process

Approvals after the hiring committee have made a recommendation and HR has approved the committee report (average timeline ~7 days):

  1. The hiring committee chair will notify PL and Associate Dean of recommendation.
  2. HR/PL will supply Associate Dean with the candidate’s vita, salary range and the position job description.
  3. Supervisor emails CE HR, CE Finance, PL, and Associate Dean (administrative hiring committee) within five days of clearing approval with UM HR. For split appointments, a member from the other unit must be included.
    • The supervisor provides the administrative hiring committee with recommendations for the following parameters:
      1. Salary and address these parameters:
        • Experience (1-2 years, 3-5 years, 6+)
        • Education
        • Funding history or if they are arriving with funding.
        • Examine other faculty salaries
        • Other certifications
        • Base or Soft-Funded
          • Soft-Funded: Clarify expectations for the sustainability of the position.
      2. Office Location
      3. Start Date
      4. Other Items
        The below items and funds are not required, but please address them when you contact the administrative hiring committee:

        • Startup funding – $10k for year one and eligible for an additional $10k for year two which can be applied for as a one-time funding request. (Acknowledge funding) – must be spent during the reappointment process.
        • Moving costs – $3,500 (Optional)
        • Technology requests (computer – $1,500; and basic office furniture/equipment – $1,500)
        •  Visa and international employment costs (Optional)
        • Lab space (Optional)
        • Credit to continuing contract (Optional)
        • Technicians and Grad assistantships (Optional)
        • Partner accommodations (Optional)
        • Documentation
          • Reference an MOU (for split appointments and special situations)
          • Memo – startup package, secondary office information, Visa (Optional)
          • Professional Development Plan (Optional)
          • UMS HR Offer Letter – Title, Salary, Start Date, Credit to Continuing Contract, Office Location
  4. Associate Dean presents and begins candidate negotiation within two business days of the administrative hiring committee email/meeting.
    • Once the offer is accepted, the AD will ask the candidate to send copies of their immigration documents.
    • Associate Dean may contact the administrative hiring committee if other details or requests need to be discussed.
  5. Once the final offer has been negotiated, the administrative hiring committee will receive an update.
  6. Angela Hart will be copied on a summary of the offer.
  7. The Dean of Extension will provide a letter to the candidate with a tentative offer.
    • Tentative Offer Letter AFUM (issued by Associate Dean on request)
  8. HR will then start the official hiring process.
  9. PA will contact the candidate and start the orientation and welcome process.