ERIC Number: ED142456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
20 Suggestions for Improving the Departmental Procedures for Hiring Teachers of Sociology.
Twenty suggestions are given to help university sociology departments develop procedures for hiring good teachers in the field. The first five ideas are about publicizing the position and initial screening of applications. Jobs should be announced in professional journals and at graduate departments with good reputations. Standardized forms should be sent to applicants asking them to describe their teaching experience, plans, and qualifications. In initial screening, candidates who give specific evidence of teaching expertise or training are the best. Seven suggestions about the final screening process emphasize acquisition of additional background information from applicants and screening by a variety of faculty members and students. Persons contacted for job references should be asked to comment on the candidate's teaching performance. Eight concluding suggestions are made for interviewing prospective teachers. These stress the usefulness of having candidates interviewed by a cross section of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as by faculty and teaching/learning specialists. Candidates should be asked how they would organize certain courses and how they would handle hypothetical situations. They might be asked to prepare a sample classroom presentation. Information concerning the institutional and departmental resources available to teachers should be provided for all candidates. (AV)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Credentials, Employment Interviews, Higher Education, Interviews, Job Application, Personnel Selection, Recruitment, Sociology, Teaching Experience
ASA Sociology Teaching Project, Carnegie Library, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 44074 ($0.50 paper cover, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.; Oberlin Coll., OH.
Note: For a related document, see SO 010 099; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to marginal legibility of original document