Hiring Faculty

UNT’s Faculty Recruitment System is designed to provide faster processing of employment information, deliver up-to-date access to information regarding job postings, and allow for more detailed screenings of applicants’ qualifications before they reach the interview stage.  The system can be used to view applications and change and monitor the status of an applicant through the hiring process. The Office of the Provost provides all faculty recruitment resources listed below.  In accordance with UNT Policy 06.023, upon hire, all full-time faculty must identify their primary language on the English Language Proficiency Form provided by the Office of the Provost.  Department chairs are required to sign and verify at the beginning of the semester and provide their signature on the proficiency form.

Evaluating Faculty


SPOT is the student evaluation system for UNT.  This system offers benefits to obtain an overall assessment of the course and the instructor.  The SPOT website includes helpful resources to assist in communication with the faculty in your department and/or college.  The SPOT reference guide for department chairs includes FAQs about the system, information on creating evaluations, accessing and interpreting reports, the email notification schedule, and a list of administration dates for current academic terms.  For all information regarding current and past reporting contact SPOT.


UNT regularly evaluates the effectiveness of each faculty member in accordance with published criteria, regardless of contractual or tenured status.  In accordance with the UNT System Board of Regents Rule 06.1100, UNT Policy 06.007 Annual Review and UNT Policy 06.027 Academic Workload, all tenure-track faculty and non-tenure track faculty undergo annual review.  Part-time faculty are reviewed regularly according to academic unit guidelines and in accordance with UNT Policy 06.024 Part-Time Faculty.  The UNT Policies described above are available on the University Policy website.  College/school and/or departmental evaluation information is available in the respective unit offices.  Copies of all departmental review policies should be made available to faculty by department chairs.  The Office of the Provost website provides faculty with forms that aid in the preparation of annual reviews. Department chairs are responsible for conducting annual reviews. 

Each unit evaluates all tenure-track, probationary faculty for progress toward tenure during each year of the probationary period, and includes reappointment recommendations - as outlined in UNT Policy 06.004 Faculty Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion and UNT Policy 06.005 Non-Tenure Track Faculty Reappointment and Promotion – in alignment with specific departmental guidelines. 

The Office of the Provost, in collaboration with the Office for Faculty Success, conducts promotion and tenure workshops each fall and spring semester to inform faculty members of institutional policies, deadlines, and submission guidelines.  Details regarding upcoming tenure and promotion workshops can be found on the Faculty Success website.  All forms can be found on the Office of the Provost website.

  • External Reviewer Form for Tenure and/or Promotion Reviews (VPAA-172)
  • Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Checklist (VPAA-170)
  • Promotion Checklist for Lecturers (VPAA-170a)
  • University Information Form for Faculty Promotions, Promotion and Tenure, Tenure only, and Reappointments (VPAA-174)

Hiring Staff

Finding the people that are the best fit for each staff role is an important task for a department chair at UNT. The HR Manager Resource’s website provides important information on recruiting, hiring and professional development.  A talent management staff is available to assist with training, professional development classes, performance evaluation planning and execution, succession planning and employee development.

Evaluating Staff

The UNT Staff Annual Performance Evaluation Common Review date is from April 1- May 31 for all retirement-eligible staff members.  The performance evaluation process is governed by UNT Policy 05.043 Staff Development/Performance Planning Review.  Supervisors submit completed forms to campus Human Resources.  Guides and sample forms to assist with UNT performance evaluations can be found on the UNT System Human Resources website.  A few important forms include: