Title

The Price of Indifference

Authors

Henry Raymond

Document Type

News Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Volume

51

Issue

37

Publisher

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Publication Date

5-17-2005

Abstract

Junior scholars devote an inordinate amount of time and energy to scrutinizing the job-search process. If we're lucky enough to garner a few conference interviews or, even better, an elusive campus visit, we're plied with sage counsel about what to wear, what to say, how to deliver a crackerjack job talk, how to navigate meetings with deans and provosts, and even how to share a meal with the search committee. In a tight labor market, with dozens of qualified candidates eager to fill each vacant position, our scrutiny rarely turns to the search committees. But maybe it should on occasion. If the burden of proof falls on the job candidate, it's worth remembering that the host institution is also on display during the search process.

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