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Advertising Widely

Search committees should tailor their recruitment plan for advertising and outreach to produce the desired results. The position should be advertised widely; this may include going beyond traditional methods of identifying applicants. Equal opportunity and affirmative action laws require openly advertising university positions so that all qualified persons have the opportunity to apply. NC State requires that vacant EPA positions be advertised for at least 30 days before the application deadline.

There is a wide variety of advertising sources you can tap to recruit candidates. Consider publications such as the Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, and local newspapers. You might also try mailing or emailing vacancy notices to graduate departments, professional journals, web recruitment boards, professional associations, electronic newsletters, and newsgroups. Local newspapers, national newspapers, and discipline-specific publications are viable advertising options. When using electronic media, be advised that you must keep a paper copy of the posting for the official search file, just as you would with hard copy media.

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