Many might agree that hiring new faculty is one of the most important faculty responsibilities. As hiring manager for the 2016/2017 Biology Faculty search, I used my past experience and best practices from the FCRRC to plan and implement specific strategies to focus on teaching to hire the best candidate for the position: removal of PhD in desired qualifications, post the position longer than minimum requirement, separate the micro teach from the interview, conduct an assessment of the process. The total posting time was 56 days and a desired qualification for a specific focus of discipline was used instead of the PhD. Additionally, separating the micro teach from the interview allowed for focus on teaching performance. All portions of the search were documented. See attached overview, evaluation, and results of the evaluation. Overall, all members were satisfied with the outcome and it was agreed that separating the micro teach from the interviews was preferred. It was also noted that this change provided some challenges for reference check completion. In the future, the timeline should be adjusted to complete reference checks prior to the final interview.