Important Notice Regarding Restrictions on Use of
The Faculty Appointments Register is made available by the AALS on the express condition that the Register and information contained in it be used solely for the purpose of evaluating individual candidates for possible faculty recruitment and not for any other purpose.
The Faculty Appointments Register is the property of the AALS. Faculty Appointments Register information or data may not be used for research, converted into any data base or shared with any person not directly involved in the school’s faculty recruitment process.
Schools should take steps to ensure that the Faculty Appointments Register is accessed only in accord with the school’s appointments processes by those individuals designated to work on identifying candidates. Information on candidates not pursued should be retained only so long as necessary for the school to conduct its evaluation and hiring and comply with applicable institutional policies and any applicable laws. It is expected that information from the FAR relating to candidates who are being considered will be shared more broadly with decision makers in the appointments process.
This page contains information for law school recruiters using the Association of American Law Schools' Faculty Recruitment Services. We will be posting documents and information about the Faculty Appointments Register (FAR) and the Faculty Recruitment Conference (FRC).
***The Fourth Distribution (#4) of the 2012-2013 AALS Faculty Appointments Register has been cancelled.***
Please check here for updates on deadlines for the 2013-14 Faculty Appointments Register.
Recruiter Usernames and Passwords
If you are a recruiter and don't have a username and password, please contact your school's designated contact person. Please do not "register" through the AALS website; this is only for candidates. By completing the Registration Form, you would be registering to participate in the Faculty Recruitment Process as a candidate. Only your school's designated contact person can assign a username and password.
School Contact Information – Adding / Deleting Team Members
The username and password has been assigned to the school's designated contact person so that he/she may have access to the on-line AALS Faculty Recruitment Services.
You, as the Contact, may add or delete recruiters directly on the "Contacts" screen at any time using your username and password. Adding a recruiter's name and creating an account gives the recruiter access to the FAR database; deleting a recruiter's name cuts off their access. We understand that not all recruiters who need access to the FAR database will attend the Faculty Recruitment Conference; you may indicate who will not be attending the conference by checking "Not Attending FRC" box to the right of his/her name on the "Contacts" screen.
The Contact should:
1. Login to the FAR
2. Enter the username and password that was emailed to you. Please note that we recommend that you change either your username or password to ensure privacy by clicking on "6) My Profile". You are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of Faculty Appointments Register participants.
1. Select "2) Manage My School"
2. Select " Create a Contact " on the "Contacts" screen:
a. From "Vision Lookup", scroll down until you find the person's name.
Select that person's name. If name is notlisted, skip to Step 3.
b. From "Contact Type", select "Recruiter".
c. Under "Conference Information", indicate whether this recruiter is the "contact at conference", "chair", or "school contact" by clicking on the box. You may click multiple boxes.
d. Under "Account Information", create a Username and Password. In order to maintain confidentiality, please select a Username and Password that is not easily identifiable to anyone besides the recruiter.
e. Click "Create".
3. If you do not find the person's name in "Vision Lookup":
a. From "Contact Type", select "Recruiter".
b. Type in the following information: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Email Address.
c. Press "Get School Data".
d. Return to step 2.b. above.
Once this is complete, each recruiter will be able to search the FAR database. Please note that Recruiters will not be able to access the FAR database and search candidate forms until the date of the first distribution. You may notice the "Candidate Search" links on the site; searches will return no results until the first distribution is released.
Instructions for Deleting Team Members
You will need to delete any Faculty Recruitment Conference team members who are no longer part of your recruitment team. To delete, click Delete next to the person's name and then click "Update".