Monday, October 21, 2013

Feedback on the Faculty Recruitment Conference

The Faculty Recruitment Conference took place this past weekend. I hope those of you attending had a good experience, whether as a recruiter or a candidate.

Professor Linda Jellum  (Mercer) and I are working on a project involving the faculty recruitment process generally, and the AALS process more specifically. If you have a moment, we would appreciate your thoughts on the following questions:

1.  What does AALS do well (regarding the hiring process: FAR and FRC)?

2.  What could AALS do better?

3.  What services does AALS not provide in regard to hiring that you would like to see?

Please feel free to leave a comment, or you can email me directly.

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I have been on the market for the last few years. Somehow the first year I received 7 interview requests and this year I did not receive any despite the fact I have published and taught as an adjunct. I found out after the AALS conference last year that my CV never uploaded into the FAR system despite it showing me that everything was there. I worried for weeks this year without any calls that schools never knew I was there. I think the AALS database should be double-checked so that there is a definite system to be sure that a candidate's materials are there and that schools can find them. Maybe also a refund would be appropriate if the candidate never goes to the FRC.

Posted by: Anon | Oct 21, 2013 1:12:15 PM

How about the fact that the "FAR form" is a ridiculous 1 page document that only highlights where you went to school and has almost nothing about practice experience nor allows anyone with a unique background to even get their foot in the door?

Posted by: flippe | Oct 21, 2013 2:40:30 PM

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