New search committee training and resources in place

Mississippi State University is announcing a new online training module and handbook for university personnel serving on hiring committees. As part of the hiring process, all search committee members will be required to complete the online training offered through Human Resources Management. It is required for all faculty positions and professional positions that have a search committee.

The goal of the training and focus on job search process is to ensure the university is attracting the broadest and most diverse applicant pools possible as the university seeks personnel to fulfill its learning, research and service missions. The training also helps to ensure candidates have a positive experience at all stages of the hiring process.

The new search committee handbook outlines best practices and highlights available resources for search committee members. It will be distributed to search committee members or university units as needed.

Units will be required to add search committee members into the PageUP hiring platform, and Human Resources Management will monitor to ensure participants have completed the training.

To access the training, complete the following steps:

-- Go to

-- Enter your MSU NetID and password.

-- Under the My Community tab, (near the top of the page), click on Learning Library.

-- Scroll down to "MSU Search Committee Training", or type "Search” in the search box.

-- Click on "learn now” to begin your course.

If departments need follow-up guidance and consultation they can invite HRM or the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion to a search committee meeting.

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