Non-traditional route to full-time professorship

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by chrisjm18, Feb 3, 2020.

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  1. not4profit

    not4profit Member

    I have to disagree on that one. Someone getting a law degree and practicing divorce law or copyright law has very little to do with criminal justice. That is particularly true since departments seem to be growing even more picky with their requirements. If a DPA who did his or her research in a CJ area can't qualify, I would think a JD would not either.
     
  2. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    LOL. On what? She is there so they must be okay with her qualifications otherwise she wouldn't be there...
     
  3. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Active Member

  4. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    That's pretty obvious. But if a person's area of practice is say, criminal law, then that would seem like a fit. That may or may not apply to this specific person as her area wasn't mentioned here and I have no desire to dig for it.
     
  5. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Active Member

  6. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    That part you're actually right about so I'm not sure what the disagreement would be there. However:

    I took a quick look at her faculty profile and couldn't find any direct education or specific real-world experience in criminal justice or the area of criminal law. Doesn't mean she doesn't have those qualifications, but they're not listed in a place where they would most likely be.

    You have to understand that people generally expect direct fittings when they look at faculty lists and qualifications, and on that I would agree with Chris having some contention. This doesn't mean she isn't capable of teaching it, and she's apparently impressed Temple's administration enough to get the position. Still, I'm sure you can see how someone may have some questions as to why she has no direct qualifications in the specific field of criminal justice but holds chair in that department.
     
  7. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. But I was keeping this hypothetical and you looked, so you cheated ;)
     
  8. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    Oh Leonard, so type C. No wonder you've run through so many girlfriends.
     
  9. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Oof. Vicious.
     

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