Could the academic hiring process be leaner and cheaper?

Academic hiring departments should drop costly initial fees for job seekers to find the best candidate, according to Tulane University postdoctoral fellow Anne-Marie Womack and Rebecca Harris, a faculty member in English at Edison State College in Florida. Hiring departments should ask for transcripts after creating a short list of candidates, streamline the process by eliminating standard forms that may not apply to faculty positions, and be quick with feedback, they write in this commentary.

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