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IT Project: Faculty Recruiting System

Project Status

December 2017: Data integration between Faculty Recruiting System and the University’s myHR eOffer module now complete, allowing for transition of applicant data from search initiation, to recruitment, to offer. 

A number of system interface and functionality enhancements have also been made, based on user feedback.  For a complete list of these enhancements, see Faculty Recruiting Phase 2 Interface and Functionality EnhancementsPDF

June 2017: The University’s enhanced Faculty Recruiting System is live effective June 2017. For the school-by-school roll-out schedule and descriptions of future project phases, please see the Project Timeline.

Next Steps

Further requested enhancements are being reviewed for rollout in late 2017 and early 2018.  The system will continue to be overseen by the Office of the Provost, with additional development decisions and market monitoring being conducted in partnership with HRITS, and in consultation with Northwestern’s schools and units. This page will be updated as more information is available.

Project Timeline (updated April 2017)


Training materials, user guides, and security access forms will be added over the course of the project.

Project Information


The University’s Faculty Recruiting System project, a partnership among the McCormick School of Engineering, Human Resources Information & Technology Services (HRITS), and the Office of the Provost, aims to improve the user experience and to expand the faculty recruitment process to include applicant and search committee capabilities, as well as integrating the collection of applicant demographic information.

Following community demos of the existing system and the gathering of users’ enhancement requests, the McCormick IT team and HRITS have been working closely to create an integrated workflow between the eRecruit, faculty search, and eOffer phases of faculty recruitment.  The development team has also partnered closely with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access to integrate the collection of applicant demographic data into the tool.

Goals and Objectives

The targeted phased go-live date for this project is currently June 2017, occurring over several months. The components planned for roll-out in Summer 2017 are:

Last Updated: 4 December 2017

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