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Best Practices for Faculty Search Committees. How to Review Applications and Interview Candidates

  • ID: 3894172
  • Book
  • 144 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Conducting faculty searches continues to be challenging, most often because search committees are composed of faculty members who do not do this work on a regular basis. Without guidance, well–intentioned search committees can make errors that diminish their overall success. Buller′s timely, and strategically useful, book provides concrete advice to search committees, helping them avoid common mistakes while aiding their work in ways that advance quality, diversity, and overall institutional success."
—James Soto Antony, Faculty Director, Higher Education Program, Harvard University

"From ensuring diverse applicant pools to designing effective interviews, Jeff Buller charts a seamless process to help faculty search committees bring forward qualified and collegial job candidates. Search committees and hiring managers alike can benefit from this useful guide."
—Linda Bleicken, President, Armstrong State University

"In Best Practices for Faculty Search Committees, Dr. Jeffrey Buller extends his expertise in providing practical suggestions for higher education administration to the academic hiring process. Whether you are a participant, chair or hiring official, you will find the advice and guidance offered by Dr. Buller extremely useful in avoiding pitfalls in the process and ensuring your search maximizes its chances of hiring the right individual for the position."
—Joseph R. Marbach, President, Georgian Court University

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The Author viii

Introduction ix

1 Achieving Diversity Goals 1

2 Advertising the Position 23

3 Reviewing the Applications 45

4 Scheduling the Interviews 71

5 Conducting the Interviews 91

Appendix A: Candidate Evaluation Form 114

Appendix B: Suggested Interview Questions 119

References and Resources 123

Index 127

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Jeffrey L. Buller
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