Wanted to be faculty, then served on hiring committee

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by SteveFoerster, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  2. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I think a lot of undergrads (and maybe even grad students) have an overly rosy picture of the meat grinder that becoming TT faculty is. No matter how much you show the tiny numbers, the low likelihood of success and the high amount of stress, too many people think they can beat the odds and of course few of them do.
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  3. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Read through the article and could only think that it has many parallels to the private sector as well. As much as they detested their hiring committee experiences, didn't really see anything that would have been out of place in a non-educational sector for a high-quality position. Whenever one hyper-specializes and isn't open to other doors of opportunity, they'll face a mountain of challenges and the nuances of organizational dynamics and human factors.

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