2.16 Internal Career Opportunities
Filling a position: The Staff Resources Committee (SRC) authorizes the creation of new positions and the filling of current vacancies. Upon request of the SRC, Human Resources, in coordination with the hiring department, facilitates recruitment.
Faculty recruitment: The dean of the faculty, in conjunction with department chairs, handles faculty recruitment. Persons interested in receiving notice of faculty openings should contact the Office of Academic Affairs at ext. 5391.
Staff recruitment: For most job vacancies, Human Resources and the appropriate senior administrator determine if there is a candidate for whom the vacancy is a natural career progression. In such cases, posting of the position may not occur. If broader recruitment is necessary, the position will appear on the Employment Opportunities Web listing for a minimum of five business days and staff members may apply online. Temporary positions of one year or less are not necessarily posted. At the discretion of the president, certain jobs may not be posted.
Employment opportunities: Employment Opportunities are listed on the Human Resources Web page. Available positions are categorized as internal or external. Only current full and part-time benefits eligible employees and their spouses/partners may apply to internal vacancies. All candidates may apply to external vacancies, including those outside of the Middlebury community. Position requirements appear with the description of each job opening.
Applying for a posted position: Interested employees should submit a resume online via the Employment Opportunities page once they have identified a position of interest. Employees must have been their current position for a minimum of three months before they are eligible to apply for positions in other departments.
If an employee is selected to interview for a position and is a final candidate, it is expected that the employee will inform his or her current supervisor at that point. If an employee is offered and accepts a position external to the employee’s current department, coordination between both departments and Human Resources is required to ensure that the timing of such a transfer does not result in a hardship to the College.
Filling a position: The supervisor of the department or search committee selects the best-suited candidate to fill the job vacancy. The supervisor contacts Human Resources to determine an appropriate hiring wage and to coordinate issuing the job offer.
Career decisions: Employees should give careful consideration to all career moves. Having accepted a promotion or requested or accepted an internal transfer, an employee is unlikely to have the option of returning to the old position should the new one not work out.