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Holistic Faculty Recruiting

Find out more about how to prepare a strong application: Faculty Hiring Criteria and Statement Guidance

Resources and Organizations

Below are just some of the resources offered by the university:

UT Faculty Council

As The University of Texas at Austin’s Academic Senate, the Faculty Council is the guardian of the institution’s commitment to the academic principle of shared governance. Its voting members are directly elected by the faculty and students. In open meetings, the Faculty Council discusses, evaluates, monitors, and recommends on all University undergraduate curricular changes and degree programs and on a wide array of policies and procedures, including those governing faculty evaluation, workload, compensation, academic freedom, and grievances; student services, activities, admissions, and employment; and libraries, research, information technology, among others.

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UT Staff Council 

The UTSC is made up of elected representatives and is governed by the core principles of advocacy, transparency, and collaboration. UTSC strives to improve the quality of life and effectiveness of the University’s staff members by promoting supportive activities and initiatives.

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Work-Life Resources and Family Friendly Policies for Faculty 

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost provide a comprehensive guide for the campus community. This support includes faculty and academic staff-related topics such as hiring, leave, promotion, and tenure, among others.

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University Faculty Gender Equity Council 

The UFGEC analyzes gender inequities regarding faculty salaries, time to promotion for tenure and full professorship, and the number of endowments given. The council also works to establish best practices for creating equitable and inclusive faculty environments.

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Faculty or Staff Disability Accommodations 

The University of Texas at Austin is required by law to give qualified employees with disabilities reasonable accommodations. University employees with a qualifying condition can contact the University ADA Coordinators to be evaluated for workplace accommodations under Title I of the ADA.

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Black Faculty/Staff Association

BFSA serves as a unified voice to university administration about the concerns and needs of African-American faculty, staff, and students on campus. They promote professional development, mentoring, networking, wellness, scholarships, and cultural programs that emphasize the legacy and traditions of the African-American community.

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Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association

HFSA is a campus-wide organization that provides opportunities for social and cultural interaction among Hispanic/Latino as well as other interested professionals at The University of Texas at Austin. We encourage communication, support networking, serve as a voice for cultural and educational issues, and promote employment and career opportunities.

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Engineering Faculty Women’s Organization

The Engineering Faculty Women’s Organization (EFWO) plans and organizes events for women faculty and provides a voice to issues commonly affecting women faculty members.

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Pride and Equity Faculty/Staff Association

PEFSA advances UT’s educational mission by cultivating a safe and inclusive environment that values, celebrates and affirms the sexual and gender diversity of UT Austin’s faculty and staff members (including graduate students). They strive to increase visibility and to encourage meaningful involvement of LGBTQ+ and allied faculty and staff within the campus community as well as to advocate workplace equity and to promote educational growth in a climate of mutual respect.

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Faculty Ombuds Office 

The Office of the Faculty Ombuds at the University of Texas at Austin provides a prompt and professional avenue for faculty to resolve conflicts, despites, and complaints. This independent, informal, and neutral office assists faculty in any work-related academic or interpersonal difficulties.

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Staff Ombuds Office 

The Office of Staff Ombuds provides University staff with a confidential and free way of resolving work-related issues. This neutral, independent, and informal office operates off-the-record and routinely assists University staff.

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Employee Assistance Program 

The EAP provides a range of resources, from counseling and consultation to strategies for reducing the stress of University employees. The EAP strives to best serve University employees by cultivating inclusion and promoting diversity in all of its operations.

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Supporting Students in Distress 

The Counseling and Mental Health Center provides a guide for faculty when helping a student who is experiencing distress. This guide provides outlines for checking in with the student, providing resources, and encouraging self-care.

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Working with Students with Disabilities 

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides a guide for faculty and staff to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to the information, materials, and experiences in class. This guide also provides guidance for how to help students get registered with SSD.

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Leave and Related Policies

Find information for faculty about sick leave entitlement, accrual, and eligibility, FMLA, sick leave pool, parental leave, and more.

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