Do's And Don'ts For Recruiting Engineering Or Technology Faculty

John Gumaer
2009 Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
Recruiting new engineering or technology faculty is a time and resource intensive process. Frequently, a faculty search takes the back burner to more immediate concerns, resulting in an unsuccessful recruiting effort. This paper outlines suggestions for organizing and improving the recruiting process to enhance the likelihood of a successful search. A typical engineering or technology faculty search process is examined. The steps considered are: search committee formation, timeline development,
more » ... meline development, position description, position announcement, initial screening, telephone interviews, campus visit, and position offer. Suggestions are presented to improve each step in this process. Common mistakes encountered at each phase in the recruiting process are also identified and discussed. Applying these suggestions and avoiding common errors will improve the recruiting process, making it a more positive experience for both the institution and candidates.
doi:10.18260/1-2--5107 fatcat:us7krva43rak3laygdm7be5gwm