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ERIC Number: ED421060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 27
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An Equitable Recruitment and Hiring Process in the Academy? A Case Study.
Rees, Ruth
This paper describes the process of faculty recruitment and hiring in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University at Kingston (Ontario). The paper describes briefly, 13 features of an equitable search process, including identifying the unit's needs, goals, and personnel gaps; determining the criteria for the position; determining the interview questions; conducting the interviews; selecting a candidate for the position; and orienting the incumbent to the unit. How these steps are applied is then recounted in some detail for the recruitment and hiring of four tenure-track faculty. Also provided are examples of feedback on the process from the faculty at large, the newly hired faculty members, and the search committee. Among summary reflections are that each step must be carried out in a fair manner and be communicated to all stakeholders, that open and continuous communication within the faculty is as important as communication with applicants, and that striving for equity is difficult and takes continuous analysis and reflection. Appendixes include a sample advertisement for faculty positions and a checklist of criteria for reviewing applications. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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