Teaching and the Hiring Process


Teaching and Hiring Page

Whenever we hire a new faculty member, we necessarily place much stock in our ability to predict if they will be an effective teacher.  Teaching lies at the heart of what we do as a university, and in the evaluation process for faculty.  And, unlike research (where we can read articles and count conference papers and publications), there are few agreed-upon, bias-free methods for “measuring” how good a teacher a job candidate will be.

This workshop explored various means of assessing the teaching potential of a job candidate, including guest lecturing in classes, teaching mock classes, pedagogical colloquia, and others.  No method is perfect, but we discussed the benefits and drawbacks of each, and helped participants determine which approaches will work based upon what they wish to learn about their candidates. 

If you have any questions about this workshop, please email us at [email protected]