Jesuit Hiring Policy
St. Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher education. The University is governed as an independent corporate entity of the State of Missouri, conducted under the auspices, and consonant with the educational principles, of the Society of Jesus. As an educational institution with Jesuit orientation, sponsorship and support, the University may treat Jesuits as a preferred group with regard to employment. See Sec. 703(e)(2) of Title VII and 41 C.F.R. Sec. 60-1-5(5).
To preserve the existing relationship between the University and the Jesuits, the University may grant preferences in its employment practices to Jesuits to perform any work connected with its activities.
The Jesuit Hiring Policy of Saint Louis University applies both to the full-time employment of Jesuits during an ordinary search in competition with other applicants and to the hiring of Jesuits for positions where no announced opening exists but where, with the approval of the University President, a new position could be created for that individual which would be of significant benefit to the University. The policy also applies to part-time appointments.
This policy applies to all divisions of Saint Louis University.
Each year the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities provides to the President of the University a listing of Jesuits who will be available in future years for positions in higher education. The President indicates his general approval of the candidates by forwarding the list to the Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Vice President for Human Resources, and Provost, and this candidate information is, in turn, shared with units that might employ those listed.
If a unit becomes aware of a potential candidate through other avenues, the Dean or Program Director should immediately notify the Provost or respective vice president. No candidate may be brought to campus for an interview without the Dean or program director having first received approval through the Provost or VP and from the Vice President for Mission and Ministry, who will secure permission from the President. The Vice President for Mission and Ministry can be a source of additional information about the candidate, and must be included in the interviews of all prospective Jesuit candidates The Vice President for Mission and Ministry will also inform the candidate of the possible community living options, with the understanding that only the Provincial can mission him to the University and to a Jesuit community.
The following financial arrangements apply to all campus visits and hires:
- Recruitment expenses are borne by the unit that invites the candidate to campus.
- In the case of full-time appointments, and with the President's approval, the Marchetti Fund will provide support for a successful candidate's first-year salary and benefits.
- The Provost or Vice President in whose area the faculty member will be working is responsible for moving expenses.
- When the Marchetti Fund is used to create a position, the individual's salary becomes part of the base departmental or program budget after the Jesuit's first year of full-time employment at the University. These funds remain in the base only as long as the individual remains in the department as a Jesuit in good standing.
The standard Human Resource and Budget office procedures will be followed to add persons to the payroll.