Title

Reliance on Intuition and Faculty Hiring

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice

ISSN

1754-9426

Volume

1

First Page

307

371

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

The article focuses on the reliance of intuition as a based element during the hiring processes for academic positions. It states that the key concerns in hiring academic employees are the matching or fitting of the position applied for with the teaching need of the academic departments as well as its current faculty. Meanwhile, it discusses the irrelevance of cognitive ability and job knowledge in the mechanisms of academic hiring which includes its restricted range and the assessment of job knowledge in the consideration of publication and teaching experience. Moreover, it cites that intuitive judgments' acceptance in academic processes might be accounted to the literature on individual or executive assessment.

Publication Information

Mullins, M. E., & Rogers, C. (2008). Reliance on intuition and faculty hiring. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 1, 307-371.