Rewarding robust and reproducible research

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin introduced five new application criteria for professorships in 2017 to promote robust and reproducible research. This post highlights the goals in which these criteria are to help achieve regarding recruiting, hiring and evaluation processes.

Recruiting for Excellence

This packet from University of Zurich provides information on fair assessment of job candidates and how to recognize and avoid biases, specifically gender bias, during the hiring process.

Staying with the Trouble: Designing a values-enacted academy

The College of Arts & Letters Dean’s office at Michigan State University set out plans to introduce holistic assessment criteria for recognizing and rewarding contributions by staff during their careers.

Can anonymous faculty searches boost diversity?

This careers page discusses Yale University’s experimental anonymous search process for faculty positions in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry department.

MB&B is radically changing how we search for new colleagues

In 2020, candidates for tenure track Assistant Professor positions in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University will submit anonymous applications that do not contain any information on people, places, funding agencies or journals.

Careers within and beyond the Unit

This is a statement from the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit that it supports taking a broad approach to assessment and challenges the concept of using aggregate measures like the journal impact factor for evaluation.