Faculty Affairs

Some subsections may be restricted to certain users. Please contact facultyaffairs@syr.edu if you believe you should have access to some features but cannot access to pages. 

Reporting Templates

This section includes templates for reports requested by the memorandum, Academic Affairs Deadlines and Reporting Dates. 

Workflow tips

Coming soon. 

Waivers of posting

All faculty and postdoc hiring must follow the regulations for posting open positions as specified under the Faculty Manual (Section 2.11). Under certain conditions, an administrative waiver can be granted that releases the department/school/college from the requirement of an affirmative-action compliant search before hiring a faculty member.  Please follow the instructions to request an administrative waiver. 

Appointment and Reappointment Letters 

Access to templates for appointment and reappointment letters is limited to approved users and you must be logged in to view them. If you do not have access and you think you should, please ask the budget director or other senior administrator in your dean's office who will then request access by emailing facultyaffairs@syr.edu. 

Equitable, Accessible Faculty Searches and Inclusive Hiring Practices 

Support for inclusive searching and equitable faculty hiring is available through both an online toolkit and workshops offered by Faculty Affairs.

Each online (Zoom) workshop consists of two parts for a total of 90 minutes.

  • Part 1: Countering Patterns and Norms that surround faculty hiring. In this part (approximately 40 minutes), participants will review tips and share strategies for writing better job descriptions, how to make skills related to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility a feature of the position, and rethinking strategies for recruitment and outreach, including how to expand social and professional networks. 
  • Part 2: Identifying and Mitigating Common Biases In this part (approximately 50 minutes), participants will demonstrate an understanding of biases that are common in evaluative tasks, as well as strategies to identify and mitigate their effects. 

If you cannot attend for the full 90 minutes at one time, you can complete the parts of the workshop on different days. To do so, please register for two sessions, below. 

Registration is required (see schedule on linked page).  Please register by 5:00 p.m. three business days prior to the event,  unless noted* below.  

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