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Staff Search Procedures and Guidelines

SMU HR Resources

Advertising and Outreach

The Department of Human Resources will consult with the hiring official to develop an effective advertising strategy. The hiring official can select advertisement on external websites, publications, professional organizations, professional journals, placement agencies and community organizations. All external advertising must include the University’s EEO statement.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.  

The hiring official must authorize advertising expenditures and the department is responsible for all advertising costs. Human Resources will coordinate and assist with the placement of external advertising.

Human Resources reviews the University’s Affirmative Action Plan to determine if a placement goal has been established for women and/or minorities. If a placement goal exists, Human Resources will work with the hiring official to develop a recruitment strategy focused on the affirmative action placement goals. Human Resources also implement good faith efforts to recruit qualified veterans and persons with disabilities.

The following is a list of commonly used recruiting sources: