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The following timeline is current as of December 5, 2019, and is subject to revision.

October 2019

  • Identification of Search Advisory Committee.

October/November 2019

  • Office of the President develops first draft of job description and advertisement.
  • Review of job description and advertisement.
  • Website development.
  • Identification of advertising venues.
  • Initial meeting of Search Advisory Committee with Witt Kieffer (get acquainted with each other; committee receives charge from President; discussion concerning affirmative action guidelines; review of job description; advertisement suggestions).
  • Advertise job description.
  • Diversity Training

November 2019/December 2019/January 2020

  • Announcement made to SIU community seeking nominations.
  • Search of candidates and acceptance of applications.
  • Ongoing review of applications.
  • Select on-campus interview dates and reserve rooms.
  • Website goes live.

January/February 2020

  • Selection of candidates for interviews (approximately 10 candidates).
  • Finalize interview protocol.
  • Interviews.
  • Background checks, including credit, criminal, and motor vehicle background checks; on- and off-list reference checks; verification of credentials; journal articles; conduct media reviews for potentially controversial areas of concern; obtain candidates’ signed statement of resume accuracy; confidentially determine suitability as full professor.

February/March 2020

  • Committee compiles list of potential finalists’ strengths and weaknesses for presidential review.
  • President selects finalists for campus visit
  • On-campus interviews.
  • Final reference checks and verifications.
  • Committee compiles feedback on finalists for presidential review.

April 2020

  • President provides recommendation to the Board of Trustees.
  • Departmental vote for tenure and full professor for finalist.
  • President discusses potential offer with candidate.
  • Board of Trustees approves the hire of next Chancellor.