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Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions$
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Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501728952

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501728952.001.0001

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Establishing a Career in Academia

Establishing a Career in Academia

Faculty Hiring, Evaluation, and Pay

(p.28) 1 Establishing a Career in Academia
Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

Julee T. Flood

Terry L. Leap

Cornell University Press

The recruitment, selection, and evaluation of faculty are covered in this chapter. An examination of the research on interviewing, background checks, and other selection criteria is set forth based on the perspectives of industrial and organizational psychologists. The structure of academic ranks and the way in which faculty move through these ranks and achieve (or do not achieve) promotion and tenure.

Keywords:   Interviews, Background checks, Personality assessments, Reliability, Validity, Academic ranks, Promotion and tenure committees

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