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ERIC Number: EJ821193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
The Frequency of Advising and Mentoring as Salient Work Roles in Academic Job Advertisements
Johnson, Brad W.; Zlotnik, Shannon
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v13 n1 p95-107 Apr 2005
Although advising and mentoring students are important activities for professors in most academic settings, faculty job ads seldom mention these roles. We reviewed issues of the "Monitor on Psychology" from the past three decades in order to discern how frequently advising and mentoring are named as job requirements, and the frequency of requests for evidence of effectiveness in these roles. Only 7.5% of ads included advising and 3.9% of ads identified mentoring as salient job components. Among 636 ads reviewed, only 1 requested evidence of efficacy as an advisor and mentor. We consider the implications of these findings for psychology and offer recommendations for candidate search committees designed to enhance attention to candidate potential and success in the role of mentor. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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