Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

Academic Affairs Manual

Job description/posting format

For each position vacancy, a job description is to be prepared which delineates as clearly as possible the nature of the position.  At the same time, the description should provide maximum flexibility for the department in meeting its staffing needs.

The description should summarize the position to be filled in a sufficiently clear manner so that potential candidates can reasonably understand the requirements and responsibilities.  Such items as the courses to be taught, special skills, and the minimum requirements should be stated.  Application procedures also should be specified.

The job description is to be used for the following purposes:

  1. To secure approval to fill a vacant position
  2. As the basis for national advertisements
  3. For state and local posting requirements
  4. Basis for subsequent online posting
Please refer to job description and posting template.

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5204 USA
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