January 26, 2001
A Bill of Rights for Job Candidates
We hear a lot about student hazing on campuses, but there is another form that rarely gets noticed: the hazing of academic job applicants.
Last spring I experienced this firsthand when I was a finalist for a faculty position at a college in another state. Coincidentally, I was also head of a search committee for my own mass-communications department. The two experiences gave me a greater appreciation for each side of the hiring game, and for why such hazing develops in the first