The Hiring Process, Paperwork, and the Paucity of Jobs (Skinner)

Phelps' Piece.ChronicleLast month I posted a piece in which I tried as honestly as possible, to reflect on some of the difficulties involved in seeking a position in higher ed. Today my colleague, Hollis Phelps, has an especially helpful (and I think, poignant) plea for an overhaul of the hiring process over at the Chronicle of Higher Education. Anyone who has applied to multiple jobs and been forced to generate a mountain of paperwork just to enter the initial stages of the search will appreciate his call for simplicity.

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2 thoughts on “The Hiring Process, Paperwork, and the Paucity of Jobs (Skinner)

  1. Professional societies have the ability to make a difference. Look at what the American Mathematical Society has done with mathjobs.org – they have effectively created a “common application” by offering such a useful service that no employer wants to do it any other way. Other societies should follow suit!

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