Following an open competition that included initial screenings and individual interviews, the European Humanities University (EHU) has selected 17 academicians who will be offered five-year full-time employment contracts to teach and conduct research at the University.
The Faculty Hiring Commission, which carried out the selection, was comprised of seven representatives of the University and three international experts: from Germany, Luxembourg, and Sweden.
“The Faculty Hiring Commission received over 120 applications for the announced full-time positions. After carefully reviewing all candidates’ resumes and application letters, the Commission shortlisted 32 candidates for interviews. The process of interviewing candidates proceeded smoothly and according to plan,” says EHU’s Chief Administrative Officer David Pollick.
Of the 17 selected candidates, 15 are current EHU faculty. They will begin work in accordance with their new full-time employment contracts at the start of Academic Year 2014-2015 this fall. Their names are published here.
The university is now prepared to initiate the second phase of EHU's faculty reform. It will consist of an internal competition drawn from within current faculty for up to 40 "full-time equivalent" positions, with part-time faculty being selected based upon the University's workload requirements. The University anticipates offering selected faculty two-year employment contracts.
The aim of EHU’s faculty reform is to provide better working conditions for faculty and to strengthen the overall quality of education and research at the University.