Academic recruitment: From “best practices” to “social practices”

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)

Academic recruitment practices have been on the agenda since almost two decades, including the idea that recruitment committees have to be trained on the issue of implicit bias. However, what has been neglected so far are the social practices through which bias against female academics is performed by the members of the recruitment committees. As research shows, criteria and the best fit to these criteria are created, criticized and also stabilized in situ in the recruitment committee.
In this workshop Julia Nentwich first provides a concise introduction to the concept of social practices in recruiting committees and as well an overview on empirical findings so far. Second, Verena Witzig introduces St. Gallen’s recently developed training tool tackling implicit bias in social practices. The online simulation takes players through situations in appointment processes and provides training on how to recognize and to react to biased decision-making.

Authors Nentwich, Julia
Research Team Alexandria LinkPublikationen, Alexandria Link Publikationen
Language English
Subjects social sciences
HSG Classification contribution to practical use / society
HSG Profile Area None
Date 21 November 2020
Event Title Critical Gender and Diversity Knowledge. Challenges and Prospects
Event Location
Event Dates 20-21. November 2020
Official URL
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Julia Nentwich
Date Deposited 04 Jan 2021 13:37
Last Modified 04 Jan 2021 13:37


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