Professor Jackson was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education for an article focused around the hiring process in colleges and university.
In the article, titled “How to Keep Faculty Searches on Track,” Professor Jackson recalled his own experience when being recruited by the University of Wisconsin-Madison to begin the article. He also gave advice on how to recruit professionally and thoughtfully to conclude it.
Professor Jackson was joined by six other members of academia from all over the country in a variety of different positions, including Margaret Fong Bloom of Marquette University, which is also located in Wisconsin, and Dan Shapiro from fellow Big Ten conference school Pennsylvania State University. All of the various members gave their respective advice on the importance of the hiring process and how to remove factors such as implicit and explicit biases.
“Hiring,” he said, “is one of the most important things we do as an institution and take the least amount of time ensuring it’s done well.”