Academic Employment

A Longitudinal Study of the Recruiting Process and Hired Applicants

Victoria Follette, Robert Klesges

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The current investigation provides a 5-year follow-up evaluation to a previously published study in which Klesges, Sanchez, and Stanton assessed the academic hiring process, evaluating variables that influenced the committee's decisions, and the qualifications of hired faculty in doctoral clinical and experimental programs. We surveyed departmental heads of doctoral programs or the heads of the search committees (a) to compare responses in the hiring process between experimental and clinical faculty and (b) to determine longitudinal differences between this and the earlier surveys. Results indicate that the qualifications of clinical and experimental faculty have greatly increased over the past 5 years. The proportion of faculty who have completed postdoctoral training has increased (particularly among clinical faculty), there has been an increase in the number of senior faculty hired (particularly among experimental faculty), and the publication rates of hired faculty (both clinical and experimental) have increased dramatically over the past 5 years. Infórmal contact (personal discussions before the formal interview) has decreased among experimental faculty. We conclude that although the number of PhDs and faculty positions have stabilized over the past 5 years, the qualifications of hired faculty have markedly changed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Volume19
Issue number3
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StatePublished - Jun 1 1988

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Academic Employment : A Longitudinal Study of the Recruiting Process and Hired Applicants. / Follette, Victoria; Klesges, Robert.

In: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 19, No. 3, 01.06.1988, p. 345-348.

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