I am currently on the “Job Market.” I will receive my Ph.D from UC-San Diego this spring and hope to have a job for next fall. There are lots of advice papers on what graduate students should do to maximize their chances of getting a job. Yet few graduate students ever learn what the labor demanders want. What are universities thinking during the hiring process?
A paper by Jessica Holmes and David Colander examines this question. They review their experience trying to hire a faculty member at Middlebury College in Vermont. The complete article is available here.