Faculty Recruitment (Low Cost) Wish List

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2 Responses

  1. Daniel Solove says:

    The FAR form needs to contain more lines for publications. These days, many top candidates have more publications than the FAR form allows to be listed. They must then squeeze these into the comments section. The form should allow up to 6 publications.

  2. Anon says:

    No matter how large the FRC, there will still be guests who are not affiliated with the conference and therefore a blowhorn is not possible. It might be feasible to schedule an automated phone call in all of the interviewing rooms though at the appointed times. That would probably be more effective anyway and could piggyback on the hotel’s existing wake-up call system.

    The real innovation (albeit perhaps outside the confines of your low-cost limitation) would be to have all first interviews by videoconference or some other such electronic communications, thus obviating most of the hustle and bustle of the FRC. You could still have an FRC, but it would be shorter, smaller, and less rushed (and perhaps optional in certain cases where everyone agrees that they know enough to schedule the on-campus interview). Only the survivors from the e-interviews would attend, sorting would be more efficient as schools can adjust their interview slots as spaces open up, and candidates would be more focused on specific schools.