April 25, 2016
WEBINAR | Best Practices in Faculty Hiring: Boston College | April 27, 2016
Webinars | Interfolio Faculty Search
Join us for a conversation this week with Boston College, among the earliest adopters of ByCommittee Faculty Search, about their experience using the platform for their faculty recruitment work. There is no cost to attend. Watch the recording here!
Wednesday, April 27, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT
If you’re on the decision-making side of a competitive academic search, simply handling the logistics of people and documents to make a selection is no mean feat. Depending on how well it’s all coordinated and what tools are available, it could come together as an act of focused, thoughtful consideration—or it could be a chaotic shuffle that feels much more unwieldy and complicated than it needs to be.
Seem like trivial stuff? Well, wait a second. Throughout the process, faculty committee members (who have teaching and research responsibilities as well) and academic staff alike have a ton of basic organizational tasks to deal with, like:
- posting the position
- collecting applications and reviewing them for completeness
- viewing and reading applicant materials
- narrowing down the list and keeping track of strong candidates
- notifying applicants about updates in the search
- tracking demographic data
- and somehow reaching a decision.
At Boston College, a busy research university, these committees and staff have on their side a central, easy-to-use online platform built expressly for the academic decision process. In fact, over the past four years, leaders at Boston College have had an indispensable hand in the platform’s shape—after all, they and their peers across academia know their needs best.
So we’re hosting a Q&A session with Jessica Pesce, Ph.D, Manager of Faculty and Academic Affairs in the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties, about their challenges and successes with taking recruitment online.
Sound interesting? Watch the recording here!