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Category: Topics in Higher Education

Building a culture of continuous recruiting for diverse faculty representation

Interfolio Faculty Search | Topics in Higher Education

To achieve the best results, colleges and universities need to approach inclusive excellence the way other large organizations do: continuously networking with talent from underrepresented groups.

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Filling gaps in faculty applicant pool diversity

Interfolio Faculty Search | Topics in Higher Education

Institutions successfully tracking applicant diversity get 100% of candidates to submit EEO data by making the surveys a required step in submitting the online application.

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Advertising strategies for a diverse faculty applicant pool

Interfolio Faculty Search | Topics in Higher Education

In most cases, departments use the same advertising strategy year after year without any indication whether spending actually generates applications or impacts pool diversity.

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Interfolio’s participation in Metadata 2020

Topics in Higher Education

Interfolio appreciates the opportunity to participate in two subgroups within Metadata 2020, an academic organization recently founded by Crossref and led by other supporters of the scholarly-data ecosystem.

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Infographic: Dossier and the Academic Job Market

Interfolio's Dossier | Topics in Higher Education

How can applicants on the academic job market make their search easier? Based on direct primary research Interfolio’s done into our Dossier users’ experiences seeking academic jobs, we’ve highlighted some of our key findings in an infographic, Dossier and the Academic Job Market.

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Ask a candidate: where to look for faculty jobs

Interfolio's Dossier | Topics in Higher Education

A former academic job seeker gives recommendations for five academic job boards online where scholars seeking faculty jobs should be looking.

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Ask a candidate: how to request a recommendation letter without being annoying

Interfolio's Dossier | Topics in Higher Education

Try not to procrastinate when it comes to one grad school task: asking faculty members for recommendation letters. These are the relationships you can’t afford to mess up.

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Ask a candidate: how to put together your best possible faculty job application

Interfolio's Dossier | Topics in Higher Education

The best faculty applications are self-assured and well-curated. Every assertion and bit of evidence contained therein should be part of your coherent argument, and the argument goes like this: I’m already putting my mark on my field. I’ll be a good colleague. I’m ready.

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Thinking in a “systems” way: faculty information at UCLA

Topics in Higher Education

Meg Buzzi is the former Project Director of Opus, UCLA’s faculty information system, and now Chief Strategy and Information Officer of the Geffen Academy at UCLA. She recently sat down with us to talk about faculty buy-in, change management in technology adoption, and what’s required of higher education in a data-driven future.

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Ask a candidate: a great dossier isn’t built in a day

Interfolio's Dossier | Topics in Higher Education

You might have entered grad school feeling like a professional in your field already. Or you may have come in with little idea of what you wanted to do at the end of your program. Either way, your eventual job market experience will be much easier if you start building your portfolio of application materials sooner, rather than later.

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