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Office of Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity, UCSD Rev. 7-9-10 SEARCH CHAIR EVALUATION CRITERIA AND PROCESS STATEMENT
 

Summary: Office of Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity, UCSD Rev. 7-9-10
SEARCH CHAIR EVALUATION CRITERIA AND PROCESS STATEMENT
(For Ladder-rank Faculty Recruitments in Health Sciences)
DEPARTMENT:
Position level and discipline of recruitment:
OADEO recruitment tracking number:
RATIONALE FOR STATEMENT:
The process used to evaluate candidates is vitally important in hiring the best candidate for a position. A search committee
will be most effective if all members agree in advance on the evaluation criteria to be used and the need for a fair, equitable,
and defensible selection process.
GUIDELINES FOR THE SELECTION PROCESS:
Avoid evaluation bias. Become knowledgeable about research on bias and assumptions and how they can adversely
impact the selection process; strive to minimize their influence.
Apply agreed-upon criteria and selection process. Agree in advance on the evaluation criteria and selection process
(including how to handle disagreements during the process). Apply them consistently.
Take sufficient time. Evaluate the entire application of each applicant who meets minimum standards.
Get different perspectives. Have at least two search committee members review each application.
Don't rank order immediately. Assess each candidate using agreed-upon evaluation criteria before determining overall
ranking. Ranking of applicants should be derived from evidence-based judgments rather than general impressions.
Strive for excellence, not pedigree. Do not de-select applicants solely on the basis of an affiliated institution; do not

  

Source: Abagyan, Ruben - School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California at San Diego

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine