2021-2022 Catalog

Recruitment and Hiring

Berkshire Community College is firmly committed to ensuring equal opportunity and quality at all levels of the college. Procedures for recruitment and hiring shall reflect this commitment in keeping with the Mission and other policies of the college. Every effort shall be made to recruit and hire the best-qualified individuals for all positions including faculty, professional, and support personnel. These efforts will be characterized by:

  • Aggressive recruitment through regional and national advertising
  • All searches for permanent faculty and professional positions will be national in scope whenever possible
  • Maintenance of specific recruitment lists of universities and organizations that train in a specific job or have specific contact with minority groups shall remain current and be used
  • Strict adherence to the Affirmative Action Policy of the College
  • Uniform interviewing procedures for all candidates
  • Consistent monitoring of curriculum needs of the institution
  • Clear understanding of the fiscal needs of the institution

The Office of Human Resources shall administer the recruitment and hiring process in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. The President shall be the college's appointing authority and, in the case of faculty or professional staff, the President's recommendation to hire is submitted via monthly personnel actions to the Board of Trustees for approval before a person may be officially appointed to the position.