Institutions of higher learning operate in an environment where acquiring new adjunct faculty is often a necessity that needs to be accomplished within days, rather than weeks or months
Richmond, VA (PRWEB) February 17, 2015
Educators on Demand, an emerging nationwide higher-ed faculty recruitment provider, is launching an innovative web-based service that enables colleges and universities to eliminate the time and resource constraints typically found in traditional part-time faculty searches.
The number of contingent faculty employed at educational institutions of higher learning across the Unites States has been steadily rising since 1991. Data released in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education indicates that nationally adjunct faculty positions account for 76% of all faculty appointments across higher education institutions. In light of the scale of this rising phenomenon Educators on Demand fully recognizes that the ability to quickly manage adjunct faculty hiring is now more critical then ever.
Unlike traditional internet job boards where educational institutions post vacancies and wait for applications, Educators on Demand's new platform eliminates the lengthy candidate-screening and interviewing procedures found in conventional faculty searches. This is accomplished by collecting and presenting upfront the vast array of applicants' credentials customarily needed by academic administrators to make rapid and effective hiring decisions. Individual dossiers are also designed to include pre-recorded streaming media files where candidates can be seen in action while delivering a teaching demonstration as well as answering interview questions.
In addition to the growing need for adjuncts, another growing necessity in the higher-ed arena is the flexibility afforded by just-in-time course scheduling. The convenience of simplified screening logistics for part-time faculty is particularly beneficial as hiring must increasingly occur within the constraints of a limited time frame. “Institutions of higher learning operate in an environment where acquiring new adjunct faculty is often a necessity that needs to be accomplished within days, rather than weeks or months,” said Dr. Gian Paolo Cappuzzo, Educators on Demand's Director. “Our service allows University administrators to hire exceptional faculty at a fraction of the time, effort and expense ordinarily needed when using traditional job-posting and resume-vetting methodologies.”
About Educators on Demand
Educators on Demand is an emerging higher-ed faculty recruiting firm headquartered in Richmond, VA that provides an innovative web-based platform enabling institutions of higher learning to instantly view online exhaustive faculty qualifications dossier and immediately hire exceptional, pre-qualified instructors, as the need arises. For more information, visit the company’s web site at http://www.educatorsondemand.org.