Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Search Committee Guide

TIPS ON FORMING A SEARCH COMMITTEE
  • The committee chairperson should hold positions at the same level or higher than the vacant position                          
  • The size of the committee should reflect the importance of the vacant position.   
  • Form a diverse committee in terms of gender and race
  • Appoint a committee member who has performed the vacant position or a similar position
  • Appoint a committee member who has supervised the vacant position or a similar position
  • Ensure that the committee represents a variety of perspectives on the role and function of the vacant position.
    • For example, appoint students in a search for a director of Student Activities, faculty in search for a librarian, or members of the president’s cabinet in a search for vice president