Thursday, February 05, 2009

Getting myself involved...

... I may be sorry, but I actually volunteered to be on a search committee -- in someone else's discipline.

It's probably because I usually like the person who asked me. We've worked on things before and I find that they have a good sense of humor and don't tend to want to do stuff on Fridays :).

I also think serving on search committees is interesting and difficult, and that someone from their department served on one for us a while back -- so we kind of owe them.

Of course, there will probably be much complaining and whatnot here as the search happens -- but, for right now I'm kind of excited about it.


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you're going into it with an attitude that could very well influence the entire process and that's a good thing.

Bardiac said...

In some ways, search and personnel committees are some of the most important work faculty members do. Really. It's just hard to see that if you aren't fairly deep into things.

Good luck on finding a great new colleague!