NOTE:  As of Sept. 10, 2018, the University of Iowa has a new system for managing advertising, applications, and searches for staff and health care jobs, therefore, this Recruitment Manual for P&S and faculty searches will be revised to reflect the university’s transition to the new Talent Acquisition system (OTAC). Information in this manual pertaining to faculty searches is still applicable until such time as the faculty requisitions migrate to the new OTAC system. Please contact Talent Acquisition support ( in University Human Resources with any questions about the OTAC system.
  1. Glossary

Search documents

  1. PDF iconMyths or Facts about Conduction Faculty/Professional and Scientific Searches
  2. Confidentiality of Applicants
  3. Social Media Guidelines
  4. Offer Letter Sample
  5. Confidentiality of Applicants- Public Records Law
  6. Hiring Justification Summary Sample
  7. PDF iconVeterans Preference Justification Sample
  8. PDF iconApplicant and Qualifications Matrix
  9. Internal Search Justification Form
  10. Position Announcement Sample
  11. PDF iconProfessional and Scientific Search Checklist
  12. Article entitled: Gender and Racial Bias in Hiring, By Shelley J. Correll and Stephen Benard
  13. Checklist of best practices. Diversifying the faculty: A guidebook for search committees.  ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change, University of Washington (2007). Retrieved January 2012
  14. PDF iconFaculty Search Checklist