May 2, 2010
Faculty Job Interviews Move From Scholarly Meetings to Campuses
Matt Eich, LUCEO, for The Chronicle
When the history department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign set out to hire a new assistant professor in early American history late last year, budgetary woes triggered a move away from tradition. The department nixed making a trip to the American Historical Association's annual meeting for face-to-face interviews with job candidates.
Instead, Antoinette Burton, chair of the department, huddled in her office with colleagues to screen eight or so scholars by