Administrative Affairs Topics

Staff Searches and Staff Direct Hires

September 5, 2018

It has been the practice for some departments needing to hire staff (whether through a search or a direct hire) to contact the Shared Service Center directly. The staff-hiring process – including position descriptions and budget approvals – now flows through the Dean’s Office before being sent to the SSC. If you need to hire staff, please contact Amanda Burghart at; if the position needs to be filled quickly, please indicate that in your email to her.

Administrative Affairs Team Overview

September 5, 2018

  • Ben Eggleston, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs (
  • Amanda Burghart, Executive Assistant (
    • staff hires, including
      • liaison between departments and Shared Service Center
      • hiring a temp worker through an agency to cover a staff vacancy
    • staff affairs such as
      • retirements
      • resignations
    • chair and director searches and appointments
      • Committee on the Evaluation of Chairs & Directors
    • sabbatical leaves
      • Committee on Sabbatical Leaves
    • departmental program reviews (e.g., external reviews)
    • adding or revising a policy in the Policy Library
    • Watson study carrels
    • scheduling for Associate Dean Eggleston
  • Jill Mignacca, Administrative Associate, Senior (
    • faculty hires, including
      • liaison between departments and Shared Service Center
      • tenure-track faculty, lecturers, etc.
    • faculty affairs such as
      • leaves of absence (including Family and Medical Leave)
      • Interruption of the Probationary Period (Tenure Clock)
      • Modified Instructional Duties
      • Differential Allocation of Effort
      • retirements (including phased retirements)
      • resignations
    • promotion & tenure processes, including
      • College Committee on Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure
      • Progress Towards Tenure Review
      • tenure and promotion to Associate Professor
      • promotion to Professor
      • Post-tenure Review
    • administrator searches and appointments
    • affiliate processing
    • back-up scheduling for Associate Dean Eggleston
  • If you are in doubt about whom to contact, feel free to contact any member of our team – Ben, Amanda, or Jill – and we will gladly steer you in the right direction.