Faculty Hiring Manual

The Faculty Hiring Manual contains information regarding the search process from allocations through hire completion. It also contains recruitment resources and sample language for search documents and candidate communications.  

Faculty Hiring Manual


The following guides and the Interfolio Help Desk are available to assist committees utilizing Interfolio.

Using Interfolio--for committee chairs
Using Interfolio--for committee members
Interfolio Help Desk: help@interfolio.com; 887-997-8807

Request for New Tenure-Track Position Form

Request for Tenure-Track Search for 2018-19 Hires
Request for Joint Tenure-Track Search for 2018-19 Hires

Implicit Bias

Research shows that implicit bias--unconsciously held assumptions or schemas that impact an evaluator's interpretation of data--impacts faculty hiring and evaluation. Search committees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the following research on implicit bias and to identify steps they can take to address implicit bias in their review of applicants.

CSU training for Implicit Bias: To complete implicit bias training, please log in to CSU Skillport and enter “Searches and Recruitment in the CSU: Module 1” in the search bar at the top right of the menu screen.
Reviewing Applicants: Research on Bias and Assumptions, by the Women in Science and Engineering
Leadership Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Building on Inclusive Excellence Hiring Program

The Building on Inclusive Excellence Hiring Program allocates additional tenure-track faculty hires for candidates who meet criteria aligned with SDSU’s campus commitment to diversity.  This program has been developed by the strategic plan working group on the Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Faculty, reviewed and approved by the Senate committees on Faculty Affairs, Diversity, Equity, and Outreach, Academic Policy and Planning, and Academic Resources and Planning, and authorized by the Provost.

Building on Inclusive Excellence Hiring Program Application
Diversity Plan (required with application)

Supporting Forms and Documents

Employment Eligibility Form

Background Check & Offers

Background Check Policy for Academic Employees
Background Check Policy Guide
Background Exception Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Faculty Advancement creates all new user accounts when the search is entered into Interfolio. Invitations to the system are no longer generated. To access your account, please navigate to Interfolio.com and select the “Google Sign In” option from the “Sign In” menu using your SDSU email.

The most common reason this occurs for users is their account is associated with the committee manager (committee chair) and evaluator (committee member) access levels.

To toggle between the two statuses, select the drop-down menu under the “Positions” title and scroll down to select “All Evaluator Positions”. Please click here for a visual reference guide.

SDSU is contracted with the Interfolio Help Desk for any questions applicants may have. They may also reference the Job Applicant's Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search available in the Interfolio website.

SDSU is contracted with the Interfolio Help Desk for any questions recommenders may have. They may also reference the  Help for Letter Writers guide available on the Interfolio website.