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The University of Wyoming recognizes that there are generally three valid situations that occasionally develop that may preclude following the standard search process. Candidates for opportunities that result from such situations must meet minimum qualifications.
TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY – The University of Wyoming aspires to be one of the nation’s finest public land-grant research universities and our mission statement includes nurturing an environment that values and manifests diversity. To that end, departments may, on rare occasions, wish to request a Target of Opportunity hire.
Target of Opportunity exceptions fall under two categories:
• A qualified scholar or candidate who meets a pre-determined and pre-approved diversity objective (i.e., minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ and/or veterans)
• A distinguished scholar or uniquely outstanding candidate who meets a pre-determined research objective and an institutional need
Requests for Target of Opportunity exceptions may take place during the course of a search or at a time when no active search is being conducted. Target of Opportunity hires are subject to the availability of funding.
BUSINESS NECESSITY – A sudden death, resignation, termination, or long-term illness of an incumbent occupying a position that is both time-sensitive and critical to the institution’s mission and ability to deliver its curriculum and other programs may create an immediate and unexpected need to fill a position without advertising. Shortened advertising periods may also be considered under this category. Clarifications should be provided regarding the relevant time-sensitive and critical nature.
SPOUSAL OR DOMESTIC PARTNER CONSIDERATION – This is primarily applicable to faculty appointments and will be decided on a case-by-case basis in consultation between the appropriate academic area and the Office of Academic Affairs.
Exception Approval Process:
If you believe an exception is appropriate, you are encouraged to contact the Office of Diversity and Employment Practices to discuss the situation and any necessary documentation or paperwork.