A recent question mentioned the importance of citation counts and impact factor in evaluations of faculty candidates. There are some good answers explaining why this is the dominant model today.
I'm curious if any other models have achieved a reasonable amount of use today, even if they are not remotely the most common ones. That is, are there models that either do not take into account citation count and impact factor, or where they are relatively minor factors? For example, something like this could match:
Welcome to the Slightly Northwestern South-By-Southwest University of Central Eastern Ruritania. As you wrap up your PhD, note that if you want to continue on as faculty here, your citation count and impact factor are less than 5% of the evaluation. Nobody here worries about them. If you want to get an appointment, you need to spend at least 75% of your time studying for the New Faculty Literacy Exam rather than doing research not strictly required for your degree! Write one trash paper for a third-rate journal if you must, and then start studying! The exam is really tough! Here's an exam syllabus to get started.
To be clear, I'm not asking about alternative pathways to degrees (e.g. degree by exam, degree by prior publication, etc.), and I'm not asking for a list of universities that disregard citation count, etc. in favor of other factors. I'm simply asking if this is actually a thing in 21st century academia.