Questions on the process of advertising, selecting, interviewing, and possibly hiring individuals for academic positions.

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Where to solicit graduate student applicants for a unique teaching opportunity?

I am currently writing a grant proposal that involves a unique (and, I hope, very appealing) two-week teaching opportunity in the US for mathematics graduate students or recent Ph.D.'s. I want to ...
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Recruiting participants online without money in social sciences?

Simple question. What do you do when you need i.e. 160 participants for your online study? I've explored this topic throughout here and on other sites (so far most practical tips had this one i.e. ...
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How to recruit strong REU (undergrad research) students from other institutions?

Occasionally we find ourselves with some REU (research experience for undergraduates) money in hand for summer research on a particular project. This funding is allocated for undergraduate students ...
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How effective is ResearchGate as an academic selection and recruitment tool?

I've informally noticed that ResearchGate seems to have increased in popularity over the last year or so. I also noticed that, while I'm not on the job market, ResearchGate was able to successfully ...
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Hiring a PhD student who left another PhD position

It's the first time I'm recruiting for a PhD student. I advertised the position and have received a dozen applications and there are still 2 weeks left on the 4 week announcement. What caught my eye ...
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What incentives can a faculty member offer to a potential lab manager?

As a new junior faculty member in life sciences, I would like to recruit a PhD lab manager/technician. The duties would include some basic administration (such as ordering reagents) but mostly ...
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How to prepare for a graduate school fair?

My school is offering a graduate school fair in one week, and I am interested in graduate school. I am already planning to take my Biology GRE as soon as possible, but not soon enough to bring the ...
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How to improve graduate student recruitment at a small, good, but non-elite department?

I am a mathematics professor in a small, good but non-elite department in the US. Several of my colleagues and I would like to work to improve our recruitment of strong prospective Ph.D. students. We ...
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Do UK universities have a special obligation to advertise jobs externally?

I often hear it said that all jobs have to be advertised externally before anyone can be appointed to an academic post in a UK university. However, this rule about having to advertise externally is ...
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How to recruit a post doc from an area outside your labs expertise?

I have just been given a dataset, and hopefully the money to hire a post doc to analyze it. The data set requires a post doc with experience in health informatics. No one in my deptartment, including ...
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How to attract good teachers to a young university? [duplicate]

I won't go into much detail, but I work at a young private university at a non-managerial position. The uni has a strong need for better teachers and more adequate students. In my opinion, a viable ...
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PhD scholarship in nanoporous material; how to advertise?

I would like to advertise some PhD scholarship positions located a Sydney, Australia in the fabrication of novel nanoporous material like mesoporous silica. I am finding that it is not straightforward ...
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How can a researcher in his early career attract good PhD students?

As stated by the title, I want to know what a researcher in his early career, i.e., having not had any graduated PhD student yet, can do to attract good candidates. The reason I am asking this ...
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How do junior professors build up a team of lab personnel?

In the field of computer science how does a junior professor recruit graduate and undergraduate research assistants to initially build up a lab at a university? How long would this normally take? In ...
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Are there formal or informal hiring bans in some academic settings based on gender and/or nationality?

In early March 2015, an eMail by a female German professor apparently rejecting a male Indian applicant due to the 'rape problem' in India made news. (The issue is a bit more complex. There is some ...
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How to calculate the rate to pay a recruiting agency for new students?

When a university allows agencies in other countries (perhaps in the same country?) to recruit students for them, as I understand it, the university will pay the agency some fee for each student ...
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What to do if I am on a hiring committee and I am aware that a candidate has exhibited unethical behavior in his previous position?

After a series of unethical incidents that affected me directly in my previous academic institution, I managed to move to a higher ranked department in my field about seven years ago. I am now in the ...
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Do hiring committees actually give preference to underrepresented groups?

For reference, I am a woman of color in mathematics and I am applying for academic jobs. I noticed that many of these applications say something like "Women (and other underrepresented groups) are ...
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Who hires a visiting professor?

When a professor stays in another university as a visiting professor during his sabbatical leave, his salary is partially paid by his home university. Then, he is not a regular employee of host ...
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How to document teaching experiences?

When applying for a senior academic position, teaching experiences play a critical role in the application. We list the corses we used to teach but when assuming the position, we need to deliver some ...
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Recruiting process time for assistant professor position in Japan?

What time scale is typical for the evaluation of applications for an assistant professorship in Japan?
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How to test (admitted) grad students before hiring them in your lab

Recruiting "bad" PhD students who only become emotional, temporal, and financial drag is not good for anybody. I was listening to the recent freakonomics podcast episode, and thought it would be great ...
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What is the procedure for hiring a professor?

When a department head needs a faculty member, how is the process of hiring one started and conducted (at least in US and UK universities)? Of particular interest is the following; Finance: ...
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How to inform/attract more candidates for a postdoctoral position?

When having fund for hiring postdoctoral fellow, it is tricky to find highly qualified applicants, since they can get aware of the opening position by chance. For almost any postdoctoral position (it ...
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What should you ask an applicant's reference?

When recruiting a student or post-doc to join my group, I trim down the list of applicants to a few names (3–5) by looking at CV's, research/teaching statements, existing publications, etc. Then, I ...
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Job Websites for University Teachers

What are the main websites teachers look to when searching a new university teaching job? If it varies by discipline, I'm talking about finance in particular but business in general would also be ...
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Can post graduate students be forbidden to work in the institution they are studying?

I have seen some graduate (PhD and Masters) students in Turkey, Nigeria, Malaysia etc that can not work in the university they study. In fact I am one of them as I am about to finish Msc mathematics ...
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How is the equal opportunity principle enforced in academic recruitment?

Almost any (US) university states on its job advertisements that the university is equal opportunity employer. Based on the federal law, this can make applicants sure that their applications will not ...
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How do recruiters consider parental leave in one's career path?

It used to be that mostly women would take maternity leave, and in the field where I work it would be accounted for by a hiring committee. Most likely, someone would say “yeah, there is a dip in X’s ...
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Research on strategies for student recruitment

How do I find research on strategies for recruiting students into undergraduate programs? I am an assistant professor at a small comprehensive 4-year public institution. My department (chemistry) ...
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How should an educational institute woo good faculty?

What steps must an educational institution wanting to recruit good faculty take? There is a cycle in the academia: Good doctorates from top universities invariably join other top universities as ...