Interview Guidelines

Interview Guidelines

Please review the interview considerations chart below. This chart incorporates federal and state laws with Miami University policy. Please note the following:

  1. These guidelines apply to anyone with decision making authority or input into the search who has contact with applicants including those who pick up applicants at the airport, go to lunch with applicants, or escort applicants from building to building.
  2. If a candidate voluntarily discloses information that is prohibited to ask, no one involved in the interview process should ask any follow-up questions regarding that voluntarily disclosed information.
  3. Any information that a candidate voluntarily discloses, that is prohibited to ask, may not be taken into consideration when making decisions regarding the search.
  4. If a candidate voluntarily discloses information, that is prohibited to ask, to some members of the search committee, but not others, those who received the information should not share it with anyone else involved
  5. If a candidate informs you or anyone else involved in the search/hiring process that they may need a reasonable accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the interview/hiring process, please direct them to call (513) 529-3560 or email ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu. Additionally, if an applicant informs you or anyone else involved in the search/hiring process that they may need a reasonable accommodation for a disability upon being hired, please direct them to call 513-529-3560 or email ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu. Example language: Should you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, have dietary restrictions, or need a private location for breaks, please call (513) 529-3560 or email ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu.

Example language to include in all correspondence with candidates: 

  • “Should you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, have dietary restrictions, or need a private location for breaks, please call (513) 529-3560 or email ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu.”

 If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the OEEO at OEEO@miamioh.edu or (513) 529-7157.

 For more resources regarding scheduling interviews, please visit the Scheduling Interviews webpage through the Department of Human Resources.