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Category: Topics in Higher Education

Infographic: Dossier and the Academic Job Market

Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

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

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

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

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

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

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

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

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

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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Earning faculty buy-in around educational technology culture

Topics in Higher Education

So. You’re making new decisions about technology, logistics, and workflow that will require your college or university to embrace a new educational technology culture. It sounds wonderful on paper, but getting the faculty behind the project can be tricky.

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In the academic review process, not talking could be costly: communication around tenure & promotion

Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure

In the landscape of academic tenure and promotion reviews, communication—of the regular, formally documented ilk—is often singled out as a “good practice.” It’s also prudent to recognize that poor institutional communication has been fodder for lawsuits and appeals brought by denied candidates.

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New white paper: Equity and Legal Risk in Tenure Reviews

Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure

Our new white paper Equity and Legal Risk in Tenure Reviews, released this week, examines a variety of tenure denial cases across the U.S. The paper identifies four characteristic “areas of deficiency” around institutions’ tenure practices in situations when candidates have brought legal action over a denial: clarity, consistency, communication, and the organization of documentation.

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WEBINAR | Clemson University’s Strategic Faculty Recruitment | October 20

Topics in Higher Education | Webinars | Interfolio Faculty Search

This month’s free Interfolio webinar and Q&A features our partner Clemson University, and will address some concrete ways departments and human resources offices can collaborate to achieve major institutional goals around recruiting faculty.

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