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bigfatsouthernu
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« on: April 19, 2012, 11:47:53 PM »

Hello.  I used to work in management, then became an academic.  I am now an assoc prof, but am under consideration for two positions with tenured faculty appointments and administrative roles (e.g., department head and institute building type roles).  I have fly-outs for both positions.  I've been on a sea of academic search committees and have a significant amount of campus and departmental service experience (and the previous management experience, but out of higher ed), but still find myself a bit uncertain as I prepare for these interviews.  I would appreciate any advice on the following:

--tell me about the nature/type of exchange to expect in the meetings with the provost and Deans
--both job talks are partial research and partial background on admin/leadership.  Any advice on pitfalls or esp effective practices for this component?
--interacting with the interim

I realize the questions are very broad, but I'm open to any perspectives.  Thank you in advance.
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brixton
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 11:32:24 AM »

There are several posts that deal with this, and have dealt with it recently -- you might want to check out the Deans/dept chair thread.  Here is one to start with:  http://chronicle.com/forums/index.php/topic,87565.0.html

If you interact with the interim, recognize that he or she might be your competition.  A good school won't have you interact with your competition, but there are many schools who aren't cautious in this matter.

Those are a few random thoughts that come to mind -- hope they help.
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