“Loaded Questions: Surviving the Faculty Search Committee Process”
Date: October 27, 2016
The ASBMR Women in Bone and Mineral Research Committee recommends this feature article by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The article discusses the types of “off-limits” questions that are too often geared toward women, specifically by faculty search committees. Easily applicable to any woman interviewing for a position within the field of science, the article advises on the different biases and discriminatory questions to be aware of during interviews with faculty search committees. Not only can these types of interview questions be used to discriminate against women, they can violate the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The article also features the blog post, “Five don’ts for introducing a female speaker,” which provides useful tips on how to avoid gender discrimination when introducing speakers/lecturers/panelists. Read the full article here.