Faculty recruiting

On-Demand Webinar: How Two Institutions Modernized Faculty Recruiting

How did two research universities increase efficiency, diversity, and accountability with streamlined faculty hiring?

Faculty hiring is essential to a university’s academic mission. And, the process is often cumbersome for all parties with inefficient systems to accommodate the necessary, valuable input for hiring committees and a less-than-ideal application process for candidates.

Now more than ever, it’s essential for leading institutions to equitably hire the right candidates, with faculty buy-in—all while working virtually.

In this free webinar, hear how Ebtisam K. Bakhsh, Faculty Affairs Administrator, at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Henry Tijerina III, Digital Project Manager, at the University of Texas at Austin, redesigned their systems to support global faculty recruitment, data-driven advertising, diversity initiatives, and more.


Ebtisam K. Bakhsh

Ebtisam supports the Faculty Affairs function at KAUST, which includes faculty recruitment, annual reviews, and promotions. Besides governing these major faculty-related processes, she also administers the systems/applications that support these processes bridging the gap between technical and non-technical people to make users’ lives easier and to leverage technology in a way that allows business processes to flow better. 

She has worked in higher education for 7 years and has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, and a postgraduate certificate in Information Technology. She started her career as a business analyst, documenting requirements for IT projects, followed by a transition into the office of Vice President for Academic Affairs handling matters related to faculty.

Henry Tijerina III

Henry Tijerina serves as Digital Project Manager in the provost’s office at UT Austin. In this role, Henry supports the digital requirements of provost and faculty initiatives, develops special projects and also manages an extensive portfolio of websites, applications and digital properties. Henry is the lead developer of facultyjobs.utexas.edu, its integration with Interfolio and related tools that enhance the search experience for prospective faculty.

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