Chapter Two:  Personnel

Procedure Title:  Selection Process – Faculty
Based On:  Board Policy No. 3
Procedure Number:  2.02b
Date Adopted/Revised:  April 29, 2001, November 21, 2006, May 15, 2007; May 5, 2015

The Vice President for Learning is responsible for coordinating the search process to fill vacant faculty positions at South Arkansas Community College. The selection process will conform to the following steps:

  1. Committee Membership – The Dean will identify individuals to serve on the committee and make a recommendation to the Vice President for Learning who will submit the names for the President’s approval.
      1. Voting Members
          1. Vice President for Learning or appointee (Chair)
          2. Three (3) Faculty members within the applicable division
          3. One (1) Faculty member from an applicable program
          4. One (1) member from an applicable program, advisory committee or a community representative
          5. One (1) staff member
      2. Non-Voting Members
          1. Director of Human Resources
  2. The Vice President or Dean will develop a position vacancy announcement which may be distributed to College placement offices, journals or other publications, professional organizations, state and regional newspapers, or in other ways that ensure diversity and that prospective applicants are aware of the vacancy.

  3. Each selection committee member considers the credentials submitted and compiles a list of the best qualified applicants. After each committee member has been able to review the materials and compile a list, the committee will meet to form its recommendation.

  4. Three (3) or more candidates may be invited for interviews with the selection committee, the Vice President for Learning, and the President.

      1. The invited candidates will be required to make a presentation to a faculty and student group as part of the interview process.
      2. If the President does not concur in the recommendations, the committee may be directed to reconsider its action, to extend the search procedures, or to consider other action.
  5. Following the interviews, the Selection Committee will recommend at least two (2) candidates to the President.

      1. If the President concurs in the recommendation, an offer of employment is authorized by the President.
      2. If the President does not concur with the recommendation, the committee may be directed to reconsider its action, to extend the search procedures, or to consider other action.
  6. As a general rule, the College will seek to employ individuals who have attained the educational background and experience needed to fill its vacancies along with the individual’s compatibility with South Arkansas Community College’s vision and goals. From time to time, however, due to availability of personnel and job market conditions, the College may find it necessary to upgrade individuals to meet the institution’s employment needs.

      1. In such cases, the College will indicate the educational needs to be met and will assist individuals to earn credit or degrees in the critical areas.
      2. The Selection Committee process will continue to be followed in these cases where the pool of candidates and market factors may lead to the upgrading of individuals.
  7. The Vice President for Learning in conjunction with Human Resources will notify the successful applicant (after acceptable reference and back ground checks are complete) and, upon acceptance of the offer, a contract will be issued. After the contract has been signed and returned, the Human Resources Office will notify all other applicants of their status.

  8. The Director of Human Resources will notify the non-selected interviewees and ensure that the applicants’ files containing credentials are forwarded to the Human Resources Office.