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Hiring for Retention in a High Cost Environment UW ADVANCE Special Topics Forum for Department Chairs and Deans January 21, 2011 - 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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1 Hiring for Retention in a High Cost Environment UW ADVANCE Special Topics Forum for Department Chairs and Deans January 21, :30 AM – 12:00 PM UW Faculty Club Conference Room

2 Program Agenda 10:30-10:45am Welcome and Introduction 10:45-11:00am Small-group discussion “Best Practices for Dual Career Hires” 11:00-11:15am Small group report-out 11:15-12:00pm Speaker presentations, Q&A, and large group discussion

3 Report Out – Academic Partner Questions – Partner Wants Faculty Position – What is the first thing you do when you find out you have a dual career candidate? – What are your best practices when the partner is looking for a faculty position? – What is the sequence of activities your department does when you have a faculty candidate partner who is interested in a faculty position?

4 Report Out – Non-Academic Partner Questions – Partner Wants Non-Academic Position – What is the first thing you do when you find out you have a dual career candidate? – What are your best practices when the partner is looking for an industry position? – What is the sequence of activities your department does when you have a faculty candidate partner who is interested in non- academic position?

5 A tale of two outcomes The Dickensian story of two partner position searches in 2010, where the two protagonists faced UW poverty and capricious fate, but also goodwill by many. Dan Schwartz Chair and Boeing-Sutter Professor Chemical Engineering

6 Story Line - Find UW scholars in partner’s areas to advocate from the “inside.” Outside pressure is 100% ineffective. - No insiders willing to step up (not my case)? Then, help partner think about alternatives to UW faculty job. - FATE: There was a faculty opening in one candidate’s area, not other. Guess which had the good outcome. - POVERTY: No resources to create even a bridge position, though interdisciplinary start-up was available. - GOODWILL: Many worked hard (and are still working!) to make it happen because of the first bullet.

7 Hiring When the Partner Isn’t an Academic Eve Riskin Associate Dean of Engineering Director, ADVANCE CIC University of Washington

8 The partner MUST be involved in the search The partner must be really strong Have your assistant arrange visit Find out who posted the job and get someone known to submit resume UW funding can sweeten pot Two success stories

9 Partner Accommodations and Startups Werner Stuetzle Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences, A&S University of Washington

10 A $1M startup is a huge investment Need to make sure that faculty member stays and we get a return Find out asap whether partner accommodation is needed: “Is there anything that would prevent you from moving to Seattle?” Look at money for partner accommodation as part of the startup investment Ways to reduce size of startups: Backstop grant applications Suggest (require?) submission of RRF proposal

11 Questions?


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