Looking back: Effects of the pandemic on faculty hiring
James M Kohlmeyer III and Douglas K Schneider
This is a retrospective paper that considers the effects of the recent pandemic on faculty hiring. Were some of these effects temporary while others were more permanent? This paper discusses possible pros and cons of the pandemic’s effects on faculty hiring from the university and faculty candidate’s perspective. In uncertain economic times, we suggest that HR departments may be looking to streamline the hiring process via more virtual hiring practices. This paper suggests possible pros and cons to switch to more virtual processes in hiring.