Overview of the Unclassified Search Process

Important Things

Search Process Training

Anyone serving on a search committee is required to obtain mandatory search training provided by Human Resources and the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX.

Affirmative Action Training

Affirmative Action training with each search committee is required for all searches. Individual Affirmative Action training can be arranged by calling 507-389-2986.

Applicant Tracking

There is a new way to track all applicant information that will make it easier and more efficient for Search Chairs to coordinate the compilation and recording of search activities. We have developed a Screening Summary Report Form for your use to better track the status of all applicants throughout the process. This will avoid multiple submissions of the same information throughout the process.

General Information

This handbook sets forth the process for conducting searches for faculty, administrative faculty and administrators at Minnesota State Mankato. These processes are designed to accomplish the following:

  1. meet the university's commitment to affirmative action; 
  2. create sufficient documentation of the university's selection decision-making regarding each hire;
  3. comply with state and federal laws regarding affirmative action and equal employment opportunity;
  4. to protect the university and those involved in the process from exposure to liability; and
  5. to ensure all applicants fair and consistent treatment in our selection processes.

Compliance with the search process is mandatory. Any requests for exceptions must be sought and approved in advance of implementation.

This Handbook is designed to describe the process, the reasons behind the process, and best practice information for implementation of the processes. Replication of materials for sharing with Search Committee members is encouraged. Should any candidate ask for accommodation of a disability for the interview process, please contact Human Resources at 507-389-2015 (1-800-627-3529 or 711 MRS/TTY), or at 336 Wigley Administration Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001.

Board Policy 1B.2

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is committed to and supports aggressive affirmative action steps and programs intended to remedy the historical underrepresentation of persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities in the workforce.

1B.2 Affirmative Action in Employment