Faculty Advisor

Skorinko, Jeanine

Abstract

This study seeks to investigate biases in hiring practices due to perceived similarity, gender and the quality of the applicant. Current faculty members at several universities were asked to evaluate the curriculum vitae of one of eight fictional candidates for hire for a tenure-track, faculty position. Results demonstrate a shifting of standards in how positively candidates are evaluated; with significant interactions occurring between gender and quality of the candidate, as well as between perceived similarity and quality of the candidate.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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