Thursday, January 20, 2011

MoveOn Faculty

Today in Scientopia I revisit the topc of faculty moving from one institution to another.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the Scientopia discussion. I have a few PhD students and recently interviewed at a far-away institution. I didn't get the offer and am glad I was quiet about it in my group. Here's related question:

I was asked questions by the committee about my family situation and my spouse (in particular whether I would seek a spousal hire). I answered honestly (yes) but tried to downplay it. It's a quantitative field and they probably didn't interview other female candidates. Is it likely this was a factor? Has anyone studied how this kind of thing affects hiring? Is there anything I, or anyone, can do about it? Anyone have any thoughts?